Peggy

I became homeless because of addiction and domestic violence. Because of both, I lost my job.  Since I had no money coming in, I lost my car. At this point, the domestic violence became even worse, so I walked away […]

I became homeless because of addiction and domestic violence.

Because of both, I lost my job.  Since I had no money coming in, I lost my car. At this point, the domestic violence became even worse, so I walked away from where I was living and became a homeless woman.

When the stay at home order was issued because of COVID-19 went into effect, all resources in the city of Springfield were closed.  I was then sleeping on the sidewalk and in abandoned buildings.  After two weeks of sleeping outside with no showers, no bathrooms, no clean clothes and nowhere to keep food or prepare meals, I knew I had to do something.  I had been praying to God to help me, asking Him to please find me a shelter or just a place lay my head.

I then went to the NLEC Veterans Coming Home Center in Springfield at 806 N Jefferson.  While I was there, I found out about the New Life Evangelistic Center Safe Houses in St. Louis.

NLEC was the only place that I could find that were doing anything for the homeless during the coronavirus shutdown.  Everyplace else had shut their doors.

When I came to the New Life Evangelistic Center, they put me in one of their Safe Houses.  I have a bed to sleep in, a place to put my belongings, a hot shower, bathroom and a place to keep and prepare food.

I prayed every day, all day, and God answered my prayers!

Praise the Lord for the New Life Evangelistic Center!     Peggy