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A prayer answered

May 27th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

GRAND PRAIRIE – When Eddie Jacobs prayed for God’s help, he believed the Lord would answer. He just didn’t know the answer would come so quickly.

Jacobs was carrying a small red bag with him on the way back to a homeless shelter in Dallas when he prayed for God to connect him with someone who could help him get back on his feet.

Moments later, a woman pulled up in a car and asked Jacobs if he was homeless. He indicated that he was and she offered to help him. “She said, ‘I don’t even know why I came by this place. I was on my way someplace else, but something told me to go by the Martin Luther King Center.’”

He got in her car and she took him to some apartments down the street. There she helped him with the paperwork and got him a place to stay.

Once he had the keys to the apartment, the lady asked Jacobs if he had a church home. He indicated he did not, and the lady connected Jacobs with Cedric Malone, pastor of The Church in Grand Prairie. Malone and another pastor met Jacobs on a cold day and provided some furniture and dishes.

“God petitioned my heart that if there’s a need, you fill the need,” Malone said.

Jacobs is a faithful member of Malone’s congregation, helping however he can. He credits God, one woman and one church for helping him get off the streets.

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