Ted had a great job. He worked hard got married to a wonderful woman who also worked very hard. They bought a house and had a beautiful daughter. They were living the american dream when I first met them. Ted found out about 2 years ago shortly before thanksgiving that the company he worked for had been sold and they were going to let him go at the end of the year. So they had a bit of a nest egg saved up and his wife was still employed and made decent money. Right before the end of the year Ted had an accident while trying to clean snow off his roof. He broke his ankle quite bad and needed surgery. I should also mention Ted carried the medical insurance for his family. So come the new year he was out of work and on unemployment. His wife started carrying the health insurance but because the ankle had already been injured it was considered a pre-existing condition and would not be covered under the new policy.
Roughly two years layer and Ted is still out of work and he is about to run out of unemplyment extensions. He had complications with his ankle and the cost has pretty much dried up their savings. I tell you all this because sadly he is for the most part a typical story lately. He is one who needs the help from the government right now. Hopefully he will find work soon but unfortunatley the longer he goes outside of a job the harder it is becoming to get one.
Ill ask you all to pray for him and his wife and daughter because they are not christians. I pray for them every day. I share with him every day the love Jesus has for him and his family and tell him how much he needs Jesus in his life but so far he has been stubborn to my efforts. Jesus will get to him yet. That is my hope.