Care To Share: Debbie-Ann
My Story of Perseverance and Faith.
In August of 2008, I came to Canada with my daughter who was eight years old at the time. My plan was to acquire a better life and give my daughter more opportunity to excel in any area she wants to go. I tried to get job in my field or close to it and never materialize did so to survive I did any job possible to take care of my daughter and myself. It took a long time before my daughter and I was able to have a good life, but with the help of God we went through many, many struggles, some disappointment and few bad treatments. Had many nights of crying, praying and pleading with Jesus to help us. He finally delivered us and it is great to know that I struggle with some doubts but never give up because he must show my daughter that she can trust Him in her time of trouble. During my struggle and when we did not have a place to live, a kind couple from my church open their home to us. We also had other people who played a vital role in helping my daughter and I; we are grateful for all their help.
While we are going through the storm, my old vehicle which I'd purchase four years ago stopped working. It decided that 2016 is the year of problems. One Sunday evening coming from church my daughter and I walk the rest of the way home.
On this Saturday I was schedule to attend a party at my friend home I text her and said, 'sis I can't come my transmission is gone please pray for me to get a new vehicle'. She text a prayer and I said, 'Amen'. Fifteen minute later she starts asking some questions and I didn't wonder why I though she needed it for another reason.
Two days later, my friend Victoria calls me and said,' that she nominated me for Care to Share program. We were then scheduled to come in to the dealership and meet with the Care to Share coordinators. When we reach Autorama I was greeted with a pleasant and calm surrounding until I relayed my story we cried and hugged. I've never been to a place of business where hugging and crying are regular things to do!
In my time of trials with the car breaking down, personal issues and also the worries I had for my daughter, I had to keep our faith strong. I did that by continuing my work as a volunteer. I must thank God for putting kind, loving and wonderful persons in our lives that care about my daughter and I. I'm extremely grateful to my friend Victoria who nominated me for Autorama's the Care to Share program. It is a wonderful program that comes with an atmosphere of love, kindness and happiness from everyone. May the LORD continue to bless the staff and their families.
Rene and Debbie-Ann
Recipient from Oakville