IN THE PARABLE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN, I IMAGINE THAT THE FIRST QUESTION THE PREIST AND LEVITE ASKED WAS: "IF I STOP TO HEAL THIS MAN, WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ME?"BY THE VERY NATURE OF HIS CONCERN, THE GOOD SAMARITAN REVERSED THE QUESTION: "IF I DO NOT STOP TO HELP THIS MAN, WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO HIM?"
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Haus of Peace Is A Calling
John and Sue Trepte Story
John and I have been married 40 years. I am a retired lunch lady from Watertown school district. John is currently still working at Spun cast. We have 3 children, and 2 grandchildren.
In 2013 we lost our son, Phil. God carried us through the grief, and all the stress that comes with loosing a child. God uses our hurdles in life to help others.
In the spring of 2016 my husband came to me and said he could not live in our house any longer. It was full of too many memories haunting him of what life was like when our family was whole. I loved our little house. I was angry! After a week of self pity, I was so tired of the weight of the anger and bitterness. I decided to give it to God. I left it at the cross and never looked back. My prayer was if this is your will, you will open doors and guide us where to live and what our new journey would be.
Within two weeks our house was sold. The house we are currently in was only on the market for a day or two. We gained 1,200 sq. feet of space in the new home, so we said ok Lord, what is the plan.
With lots of prayer, we decided to do some research in our community. There were no safe environments in Jefferson County for homeless and abused women and children. We prayed again, what would you have us do. At church we heard the story of the Good Samaritan. I really felt the Lord calling us to be Inn Keepers. He wants us to service those who are broken, those who are in need.
We asked several people from the community to help us. A non profit with a board of Directors was formed, and by November of 2016 the Haus of Peace was born. Since then, we have serviced 57 wome and 21 children. Along with the help of God, our counselors, and mentors, we have a 90% success rate. This means our women have found courage. They have gained strength and responsibility to move into their own home.
Please pray on how God can use you to help those in need. The homeless are victims, Get to know their story. Pray about using your gifts and talents to help them.
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