Let me start by saying, first and foremost, I am not looking for a hand out, more a hand up. I am sure there are many who come to sites such as these who are not sincere in asking for help, but I assure you I am as sincere as I can possibly be and am believing in God for a miracle.
One year ago, my world would come crashing down around me. I had been in an abusive relationship with a man for some time that was not only an alcoholic, but also whom I would find out later used illegal drugs. In August 2010 he came home in one of his fits of rage and came after me with a large knife. Praise God that night did not end much worse than it did. I knew then that this was completely out of control and that I had to get out and save my own life. This man now resides in prison. (I wont go into great detail here, but am willing and able to in a private email setting)
In the course of my leaving and going to a safe place, I not only lost my home, my furniture, and most of my things I had worked so hard to build, but lost my car, my job, my dignity, and independence. This past year I have been very blessed to be able to stay in the home of friends who have been most loving and supportive. I work for a local retail store, however my rate of pay is 7.39 an hour. I am working hard to rebuild what was taken from me a little at a time. I have found a wonderful church that I attend regularly and am forming new and more positive relationships, making friends who are good for my life.
Recently, however, my roommate’s home has gone into foreclosure. October 4th 2011 the home will be placed up for auction, leaving us all looking for places to go etc. I am faced yet again with trials. I will either be going to stay with other friends or going to a shelter, nether of which is beneath me. In my pain I keep in mind that God is so good and is always right on time. This is what leads me to this plea. My need is a very simple one, I merely need a car.
Without transportation I cannot regain my independence or find a better job to be able to afford my own place. I will surely lose the job I have, not be able to attend my church as I have been, or even get to a doctor if need be. These are the small things that are taken for granted every day, yet I am humbled. So please, search your heart and have mercy on me. I can’t afford much if anything, but do not expect something for nothing. I would be more than willing to do work or work out a small payment plan that is within my means at this time.
These are desperate times, which call for desperate measures. Hence why I am here pleading with anyone and everyone who will listen today. I also have no problem proving my situation to be true. If all you can offer me is prayer I will take it. Because I know that I know that where two or more agree in His name it is done! Amen.
So I come to you today good Brothers, Sisters, and Saints of our fine world and humbly ask for a helping, loving hand. God bless you all.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.