A woman by the name of Eve, who is also a mother of 3 children, was encountered by God in Sulphur, Louisiana while Attack Poverty's Disaster Recovery team and our Friends of Sundown location were serving in the area during the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.
**NOTE: The individual referenced in this story has had their name changed to a pseudonym of "Eve" to protect their identity. We have also received permission from "Eve" to share their story.
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Prior to this encounter, Eve had been battling multiple suicidal attempts. Apart from Eve trying to take care of herself, she needed to also be there for her 3 children, especially when Hurricane Laura made landfall in Louisiana on August 27th, 2020.
“Since Eve’s encounter with the Lord, she has been able to connect with a local church and she is currently focusing on the Lord and doing the best she can for her and her children.”
Phoebe, who is the Program Coordinator at our Friends of Sundown location, met Eve in what is known as the “projects” of Sulphur. When Phoebe met Eve, she realized that it would be a divine appointment ordained by God. Phoebe realized that she had been sent by God to pour His love and truth on Eve. Phoebe was then moved with compassion while hearing her story; she immediately returned to the distribution site where everyone else was at and began to gather supplies for Eve. While Phoebe was busy gathering supplies for her, she came across a brand-new Bible and immediately knew she had to give it to Eve. Immediately upon receiving her brand-new Bible, tears of JOY started to run down Eve's face. It was a beautiful moment for Phoebe to watch Eve come to the realization that she wasn’t alone and that her Father in Heaven has a purpose and a plan for her life, including for her children.
Since Eve’s encounter with the Lord, she has been able to connect with a local church and she is currently focusing on the Lord and doing the best she can for her and her children. These are the moments that our mean the most to Attack Poverty. Our Friends of Sundown and the Disaster Recovery team have felt so honored to be the vessels that God has chosen to use to speak life, truth, and love into people like Eve in Sulphur, Louisiana during the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.
Eve left with not only plenty of supplies for her family, but she also left with a heart FULL of HOPE and a reminder that her community is there for her. Ultimately, she was reminded that God is in control of everything and that hope can still rise amidst a crisis.
At Attack Poverty, we understand that in order to provide a holistic approach, we must provide more than just physical and basic needs, but the community’s spiritual health matters too. We are so grateful for our Disaster Recovery team and our Friends of Sundown location alongside other partners that are being given the opportunity to offer hope and love to the community in Sulphur, Louisiana.
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