Yesterday Elijah was wearing everything he owned. In the bag he is carrying was a pair of shorts, underwear, socks, 2 shirts, and a new pair of tennis shoes. The shoes he was wearing hurt his feet so bad that he limped in pain. I took him across the street to get his hair cut this morning. He said that he had not had a haircut in a barber shop since his grandfather would take him when he was a little boy. We put him up in The Budget Inn last night then again for another night just a short time ago. Elijah had not slept in a bed since December 15th when he was released from prison. No wonder it was hard waking him up this morning!
Now I may be sending him to join Josh in Indiana. I was so blessed to find out that Josh is in Montana on a mission trip to an Indian reservation with the rest of the home that he is in. Josh Lennox ministering to the Indians of Montana! Who would of thought that? I am so happy for him! We will make a decision in the morning where to send Elijah.
I ask you to join me in praying that Elijah will get his life on track. If you can zoom in you can see that he has hazel eyes. He is a good looking young man. He has so much of the world in him that needs to be removed but that will come. I have already removed a couple layers! It has been very funny hanging out with him out front of our headquarters because people that know him just start cracking up laughing because there is such a change in him. I have laughed alot today!
He threw the other clothes away that he had. I do not know if they make a cleaner that would have removed the funk that was in them. I would like to be able to get him a couple more pair of shorts before he leaves town. What I listed above was his entire wardrobe. If we send him to Indiana we will not have to pay as much for the bus. I believe it will be around $225. We could use some help with this if the Lord lays in on your heart to help! A huge thank you to the Fuller's in Amarillo for picking up the cost of the room for tonight.
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