succeed. This is a short bit about a young man from another town who
made the conscious decision to do something with his life.
The fellow–we’ll call him Jerry–came to Midland only having the
ability to arrange for further education in the trades industry. He
had no money for rent; what monies he does have were sent home to
support his child. No money for food, and even the part-time work was
going be an issue with with all the course constraints, along with the
demands that would be on his time to get the training he had
registered for .
Jerry’s only option was a homeless shelter at the Guesthouse, so here
he came. His classes were either early morning or afternoons and into
the night, and many hours spent in the library.Each day the shelter fortifies him with a breakfast, equips him with a
lunch and holds a dinner for him which he may not get to have until
With the support of the volunteers and the friendships he has made he
is armed and determined to achieve his goal: becoming a tradesman. He
has excelled in his studies, making the Dean’s list, and will no doubt go
on to a great career.