LCC received the following update from Pastor Doug Warmann of Trinity Lutheran Church in Roselle, Illinois, on the young widowed mom of six children that the congregation has been assisting.
This past Sunday afternoon, twenty-five members, family, and friends gathered before Trinity's baptismal font to witness the baptism of baby Clayton Isaiah and welcome him to God’s family. Following the baptismal ceremony, Jessica asked to address the group to express her gratitude and appreciation. Without the help that God provided through the Church family after Mark’s death and her work injuries, she, her five children, and her unborn baby would not have made it to this day.
Clayton was born in March, after Jessica’s rehab for her work injury and maternity leave, Jessica has been able to return to work. Returning part-time to work was made possible with the help of several Trinity members and 18-year-old Natasha, who provides childcare for Jessica while she is at work. It has been only a little over a year ago, in June, that Mark passed away, and Jessica and the children are still grieving Mark's death.
The future is still a financial struggle for the family, but through God’s provision through His family, the Church, she and her family can face each day with hope.
Trinity thanks you for helping them to minister to this family in need. Your donations are making a huge difference in the lives of Jessica and her children.