Impact

 

Impact

Each year the Knox Furniture ministry provides thousands of furniture items to hundreds of clients in Knox County.  Many were moving from homelessness into housing and had nothing.  Paul, a long-time volunteer, tells how the ministry impacts those who serve as well as the families in need:   

"We delivered a bed, kitchen table and couch to a young mother, and when we entered her apartment there was not a single piece of furniture. This was not unusual, but the sight I'll never forget is of a very young child, probably under 2 years old, lying sound asleep on a blanket on the hard linoleum floor.  This young mother was in tears knowing that she and her young child would be sleeping on a soft bed that evening instead of the hard floor.  It is one thing for an adult to be without basic necessities, but when I see young children in that same situation, it pulls at my heart strings!"

God blessed Paul -- as well as the family -- that day!