My name is Briana. My husband and I have been together almost fourteen years. We share three children--an eight year old, and three year old twins. We have faced many trials this year.
I have created this campaign for my family in a time of great need and desperation; following the loss of friends and family, like many others have experienced, we do not have people we can call on. And those who truly loved and believed in the Lord and all that that means, are gone. We have prayed and done what we can. But we are praying that you may be willing to intercede on our behalf.
Following a brutal eviction in January, we have since been displaced. We lost absolutely everything we owned and worked for, and we relocated almost across the country to take refuge with relatives who have been unable to truly empathize with our circumstances.
In April, just two months after relocating, my husband was in a serious accident that could have taken his life. (but by God's grace he is well🙏) It also has left us completely stranded, and without means to improve our circumstances going forward. There was significant work put into our vehicle to ensure our access to reliable transportation, and, despite its condition after the accident, it could have sold for as much as $3,000, for the engine alone.
Because concerns for the neighbors' perceptions of us have taken precedence, (and we have been seen as an embarrassment and an inconvenience due to our circumstances) we were forced to sell our truck to remove it from the property, for a mere $600--and with no means to put towards the purchase of another vehicle.
We have felt hopeless, and downtrodden. After moving from a city to an incredibly remote area, we now have no transit for work or basic errands, or means to move/relocate.
It was just two years ago that we'd purchased our truck for $4,500. It was in good working condition, and had only 110,000 miles on it. Since relocating, and some time after the pandemic and inflation, the cost of used trucks has increased significantly (with similar vehicles costing as much as $7,000).
As a result, we are now facing additional financial burden, making it increasingly difficult to meet all our basic needs and responsibilities. It has also placed a great strain on what was originally intended to be a temporary living arrangement, and it has been extremely difficult to move forward, despite our best efforts. And we have been asked to leave the relatives home where we have been staying. While we are not at all ungrateful for having had a place to stay, I hate how the anxiety of feeling unwelcome since our arrival has affected us all--especially our children. And we just want to get back to OUR normal, our patience, our love and our home.
We have lost the one thing we needed to change our family's situation, for our children's sake.
This is an urgent emergency.
We understand the weight of our request. We know that we are not the only family suffering, mentally, spiritually, financially and otherwise. But this situation has been almost paralyzing. I have also contacted nearly 300 churches and organizations (near and far) by phone, letter, and email, and many have not provided a response. The ones that have are unable to help, or have declined to help. There is also the truth that we are all in dark times. I honestly feel I have potentially endangered my family's well-being in being vulnerable and reaching out, with repeatedly sharing our phone number, email, and address, and we do not feel safe.
I am praying that someone who sees this may feel called to donate, and that they may be willing to repeatedly share this campaign.
Your support would mean the world to us, and would have a tremendous impact on our ability to rebuild our lives.
Please allow our children to experience the blessing and transformative power of helping others in need.
We remain hopeful and deeply grateful for any assistance you may extend to our family. 🙏
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To anyone who feels led to share this campaign, to sow a seed of hope, or to pray for our family, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
P.S. If anyone feels led to contribute in a different way, I have created an Amazon wishlist of tools, materials and items our children will need for the school year ; many are things we used to have, and I will also update the list according to our needs. If you feel led to help, or to share this list, we are deeply grateful. You can find it here:
Thank you, and God bless you all. 💕
"I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers." Ephesians 1:16