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Pampered Chef: Prayers needed for cluster mate

  1. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    Please say a prayer for a clustermate of mine. She's experiencing severe financial distress, but has put on a brave face. I wouldn't know about her problems if another consultant hadn't been on the phone with her when the power company came to shut her power off.

    She needs prayers not only to help her through this specific situation, but also for clarity when prioritizing her spending. With this going on, I'm shocked that she's still planning to attend conference - and she didn't earn half price or free registration, nor did she have registration funds set aside in conference club. She's going to need to hire a 24-hour sitter for that week, plus hotel, meals, etc. So conference will be a large financial outlay for her.
     
    May 7, 2009
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  2. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Prayers said.
     
    May 7, 2009
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  3. c00p

    c00p Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Wow. I will certainly pray for guidance and direction for her.
     
    May 7, 2009
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  4. tlag1986

    tlag1986 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I am praying for discernment and clarity now.
     
    May 7, 2009
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  5. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    I'll pray as the others are praying.
    Sounds like she might be in a little denial as to the severity of her circumstances...I'm sure it's stressful to think about what's happening.
     
    May 7, 2009
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  6. legacypc46

    legacypc46 Senior Member Gold Member

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    Prayers being said!
     
    May 7, 2009
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  7. WLMcCoy

    WLMcCoy Advanced Member

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    Prayers sent up!!
     
    May 7, 2009
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  8. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    Thanks, everyone. I struggled to even post that this morning - I didn't want to sound too judgemental about her situation, even though I think she's making a HUGE mistake to even plan to go to conference. She was given 9 days to make full payment. The utility won't leave the power on otherwise - even if she sends in partial payment. The sad part is that her children will suffer if the power is cut. My clustermate homeschools, and does most of it on the computer.
     
    May 7, 2009
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  9. pamperedlinda

    pamperedlinda Legend Member Gold Member

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    I thought it was against the law to shut off power when children were involved?
     
  10. Ann F

    Ann F Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Thanks for giving us the opportunity to pray for her and her situation.
     
    May 7, 2009
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  11. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    In the winter, when the heat depends on it. Summer's a different story.
     
    May 7, 2009
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