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Hope Restored: Kayla’s Journey

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Kayla described, “I was the stay-at-home mom. My husband was the sole provider. I never saw myself being the one to get divorced. Things were really, really, really hitting rock bottom. I couldn't fix it. I couldn't fix it on my own.”

In the wake of her painful divorce, Kayla took on the roles of both caregiver and breadwinner.

I went into panic mode, and I was stressing because my kids were in school, how am I going to find a job that provides the hours that I need where I can be home for my kids?” Kayla said.

That's when the doors opened for Kayla to take a job cooking at a church daycare center.

Kayla recalled, “It just fell into place. And it was a daycare, so they provided childcare for my youngest as well. It was a reminder that God is providing because who else could give you exactly what you're needing like that with the hours and everything and all the things I was stressing and worrying about.”

The church daycare is next-door to Operation Compassion, a partner of Operation Blessing.

“I said, ‘Yeah, I could probably benefit from that because if they can help me save on groceries, that would help me provide in other areas at home,’” Kayla said.

The food Kayla and her family received provided the relief she needed.

Kayla described, “I feel like I'm accomplishing something knowing that I’m providing for them, that they're getting what they need. As a mother, that's what you want for your kids. You never want to see them do without or struggle or hurt or anything like that. So to see them smile and happy, that made me feel like, okay, this is okay.”

Kayla now works at a community action center, which provides even more support and stability for her family. On the path to becoming a teacher, Kayla is immensely grateful for the help she received along the way.

Kayla said, “In the midst of everything falling apart, the Lord still showed up in His own time and in His own way. I feel hope now.”

Thanks to you, Kayla received the help she needed during one of the most difficult times of her life.

Kayla concluded, “I felt like I wasn’t alone anymore. I had people fighting for me. There was someone that cared. Thank you!”

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As a National Media Liaison for Operation Blessing, Alex Macdonald produces all the hunger relief stories throughout the US. With a passion to bring help and hope to the hungry and hurting, Alex seeks to share testimonies of lives impacted by Operation Blessing and their ministry partners in an effort to spread the transformational power and love of Christ.

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Dan Reany

Daniel Reany works with domestic and international producers to share stories of God’s love changing people’s lives. His main focus is on CBN’s humanitarian work. He holds an MA in anthropology, and volunteers with the Order of St. John. In their spare time, he and his wife enjoy travel, medieval reenactments, and hosting events.