Friday, October 9, 2020

"She was just so kind...."

Bishop Eusebio Phelps is the pastor of New Faith Christian Church in Stockbridge, Georgia. He recently ordered breakfast with extra bacon at a nearby Waffle House, and spoke with the pregnant waitress working that day. "She was just so kind, and so pleasant. She was a sweetheart and that just touched my heart," he remembered. Her name was Hannah Hill, and she was pregnant with her second child, who she planned to name Samuel, the same name as Phelps' son, who died seven years ago in Atlanta. And she was temporarily sleeping at night in her car.

Phelps said he felt moved to give Hill all the money in his wallet, and then he shared her story on Facebook, asking others to donate if they felt called. Money poured in, and now it was time to track her down and give her the surprise of a lifetime. Hill was shocked to find herself surrounded by cheering Waffle House patrons and a check for nearly $12,000. She said, "Lately I have been praying because I've been really stressed lately. I want a place to live before this baby gets here," she said.  Now she can afford an apartment, and there's more. New Faith Christian Church will cover all her child care costs for both children for one year. It was a chance meeting, and a life changed forever.

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