Sister Eileen Pistor had a client about whom she said, “The single mother was struggling with an addiction, had a minimum-wage position, and was in despair as to where she could get help. There was no such place.”
Sister Eileen set to work.
On November 23, 1998, the House of Mercy in Nashville, Tennessee, welcomed its first residents. Its mission is to provide a home and services for homeless mothers and their children. Everything from substance abuse recovery and training in financial planning and saving, to training in parenting skills and spiritual enrichment is offered to help these families toward stability and self-sufficiency.
Sister Eileen had the vision to give what she did not have, to go where she had not yet been. She trusted that God would bless her dream.
Could you—would you—give like that?
Today we remember Justus Falckner (died 1723); Jehu Jones (d. 1852); William Passavant (d.1894), all pastors in North America. This message was adapted from “My Lamb for You” by Evon O. Flesberg that appeared in the January/February 2006 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine.
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