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Lady helps man who had just been laid off by paying for his cell phone
January 8, 2017
An Alaska woman's act of kindness helps a struggling man get back on his feet. On her Facebook page, Kenyada Waters explains how when she passed a man standing on the side of the road holding a sign, she knew she needed to help. At first, Waters was going to offer the man some small odd jobs at her business, but then she realized she could help out more.
The man explained to her that he was stuck in a vicious cycle since his cell phone had been cut off after losing his job as a tree climber. He could apply for jobs, but had no way to know when, or if he was being contacted by them. So Waters took the man to the AT&T store, and paid his cell phone bill for the next 2 months.
On her Facebook page, Waters explained that the man, who said he had applied to over 20 jobs, was so grateful that he cried in the store. Then, as the two were eating lunch, Waters said he got a text from one of the jobs he had applied to, saying in the next few weeks they may have a spot for him.
Read what Waters had to say about the entire experience in her Facebook post below.
Waters' Facebook post is transcribed below:
Today I saw a man standing on the side of the road with a sign! And God told me to give him my card and hire him to do some labor work for my business!
I walked over to him and I gave him my business card and told him a little bit about my business and what he can help me with! He began to tell me about how he got laid off a few months ago and has really been struggling to keep his feet on the ground he's on the verge of being evicted from his apartment and he was so embarrassed to be standing on the side of the road asking for money but he had to do what he has to do to get his cell phone cut back on so he could get hired!
He repeatedly said that he wasn't a lazy bum he is a tree climber and cutter and has worked in that field for 20 years! He just a good guy having a hard time and had exhausted all of his resources! He said that people would drive past him and yell out get a job you stupid lazy bum not knowing he has submitted over 20 applications and have not heard anything back! Then with his cell phone being cut off he had no way for businesses to get in contact with him he would have to call in and check on his application which resulted in him missing a lot of jobs!!!! So God told me to pay for his cell phone and not only did I pay for it one month but I paid for two months!!!! This man cried in AT&T! I told him it was all God! And to not let ignorance hurt him!
The point of me sharing this is to show that there is power and purpose in being obedient to God!
As soon as his cell phone got cut back on he got a text message and he read it to me while we were at lunch! It was from one of the job that he applied to saying that he could possibly have a job in two weeks in Kenai!!!! Wow!!!!!! Gods timing is perfect!
Stop judging the homeless and struggling! Not everyone is lazy and an addict! It might be you one day! Extend your hand don't point it!
Pray for Richard that he can get the money he needs to keep his place! I spent 2 hours with him and we are now friends!
If you see him help or if you know a tree company hiring please let me know I have his number!!!