Josh and Kristyn were on the streets and on the brink of divorce.
“We were both homeless, had no idea what was going to happen, and honestly scared to death,” said Kristyn. “Thanks to The Source, we were able to eat, shower, and get personal products, which gave us hope that we weren’t going to fall apart.”
Josh and Kristyn felt driven to get out of the woods, but going month after month without finding a job, being homeless, having no safe place to go, was taking its toll on them both. An emotional meltdown created an intense argument between them, and the conclusion left them discussing the word “divorce.”
They had been coming to The Source for meals, showers, and other basic needs, but now they reached out for help with a deeper need – saving their marriage. Pastor Jermey began to counsel with them.
Recent statistics reveal: the number one cause of separation in the United States today is financial hardship.
While meeting and praying with Josh and Kristyn, Jermey was led to ask a simple question. “What do you like to do?” asked Jermey.
“I like to work on cars,” replied Josh.
Jermey immediately thought of a friend who owns a mechanic shop. Over the next couple of days, Josh had an opportunity to meet that friend, which landed him a formal interview, which landed him the job. Kristyn has since found work as well, and they are now out of the woods.
Even more incredible, their experience has led them to contemplate God in a way they never had before. They have started attending a local church, and Josh is being mentored both personally here at The Source and professionally in the workplace.
“The Source helped my husband get his dream job. I’ve never seen him happier. I have hope now that one day I’ll have my family back and a life I can raise my children into. I now have the strength, courage, and the resources to accomplish anything!” says Kristyn.
It’s a shame that this couple was brought to the brink of divorce. While this is a happy ending for Josh and Kristyn, many more couples just like them are living out in the woods right now, struggling to hang on to the only thing they have left – each other. Help us build Camp Haven to provide them the safety and support they need.