At Hosanna, we encounter hundreds of individuals every year: clients, volunteers, business men and women, etc. Among those, usually at least a handful stand out in our minds.
I believe I have met a couple of them already this year! One homeowner in particular stands out for me so far this year. She was the daughter of the homeowner. She had been through a lot in her life, more than any of us ever endure, and yet she greeted me with a smile and bright attitude when I met her for the first time upon inspecting the home.
It ended up that we would replace 8 windows for the household. Sometimes at Hosanna, plans change quickly. I phoned Diane the evening before we were planning to come and she was very excited.
Upon arrival the next morning, all the window treatments were down and lunch was being prepared while we installed the windows. She was also receiving a new gas oven to replace her 30 year old appliance that very same day!
At one point, Diane had mentioned that she didn’t sleep much the night before preparing for us and shopping and preparing food. She looked exhausted by lunch time. It was one of the best lunches we’ve ever had made for us by a homeowner!
At day’s end, I commented that she worked harder than us and she said, “Well isn’t that the way it’s supposed to be?” I was taken back by such a comment. As we live in a society where most everyone expects much with little to no input, Diane stood out like a beautiful rose in a field of tall grass.
It was an honor to serve Diane, her mother, and Diane’s daughter and to provide them with warm safe new windows.
Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow!
-Becky Hetzer, Mission Worker