“Linda,” a guest at the women’s shelter, has been volunteering for two years at a childhood education program. Although it was a wonderful experience for her, she desired a stable income. Recently, a woman at her church connected her with a new job—a paid position at a daycare.

“I finally found something that’s a paying job so I can start saving my money towards getting my own place,” Linda said, bubbling with happiness. “I’m supposed to be getting another job at

[a local hotel] as a housekeeper, too!”

She says she really likes her new job since it is exactly what she wants to do. She is benefiting greatly from this new role—it has provided renewed joy and purpose as well as financial stability.

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.” –Psalm 84:11