Need help to build a home

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Dear Pas­tor

I am 37, with a two-year-old child. I am cur­rently sixth months’ preg­nant. I am mar­ried, but my hus­band is cur­rently un­em­ployed. I have been ap­ply­ing for a Food For the Poor house since De­cem­ber 2017, but each time I call, I am in­formed that there is noth­ing for me on their sys­tem. I have been en­cour­aged to reap­ply, and since then, it is the same story.

How many times do I have to reap­ply to get a house to shel­ter my chil­dren?

I am not work­ing now, and I do not have any money to pay rent. The house where we are cur­rently bunk­ing is in­con­ve­nient. What’s go­ing to hap­pen to me and my chil­dren?

Please, if there is any­one out there to help us with some ply board, my fa­ther has given me a piece of land, and I in­tend to put up a house on it. If pos­si­ble, I would do it be­fore my baby is born. I would be re­ally grate­ful.

Some­body help us please.


Dear N.S.,

I re­gret hear­ing about your dilemma. It must be very dif­fi­cult for you. I do not work with Food For the Poor, so I am not here mak­ing ex­cuses for them.

I do know, how­ever,that they are flooded with ap­pli­ca­tions from peo­ple who need their help in get­ting a house.

Food For the Poor checks out ev­ery ap­pli­cant thor­oughly, so one should not be­lieve that be­cause an ap­pli­ca­tion is made, one would au­to­mat­i­cally get a house from the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

You should try and let your pas­tor as­sist you be­cause cer­tain in­for­ma­tion about you will have to come from him.

You have not writ­ten as some­one who is beg­ging for help, but in­stead, you write as some­one who feels like you are en­ti­tled to re­ceive help. Please change your at­ti­tude.

I will be pray­ing for you, and if any­body is will­ing to help you with ply board and other ma­te­rial, I will con­tact you.


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