A Picture of Lawrence is Worth a Thousand Words

Our friend, Lawrence Little.

Our friend, Lawrence Little.

Lawrence has been working at Costco for two weeks now, and he’s a transformed man! He walks with a new spring in his step — he glows with a sense of purpose and pride in his accomplishments. Not only does he have a job and housing, he has a fresh hair cut, a cell phone and new clothes.

Here’s the part that went straight to the heart of Mother Goose:

He’s not just working at a Costco warehouse….he is actually working as a floor supervisor in the packing/shipping department of the company. His job is to walk amongst the assembly packing line workers and make sure that everybody is doing what they are spose to be doing and NOT PUTTING THE COMPANY’S STUFF IN THEIR POCKETS.

His boss has recognized a trustworthiness in Lawrence that Mother Goose also immediately knew to be true. He is also an outgoing people person, very likable amongst the other workers. For the first couple days at work, he had no money to buy lunch, but his new coworkers quickly came to his rescue and bought him lunch until he got his first paycheck.

He also had a nice side job over the past weekend, doing some interior painting for some people he knows.

Mother Goose could just go on and on about Lawrence — I’m just so very proud of him. Thank you all for your prayers on his behalf — God is hearing and answering them…

No longer going door to door begging for money — no longer riding the “L” all night long, sleeping with one eye open — Lawrence Little is back in mainstream society and the world is a better place because of him!!!

Mother Goose is smiling!

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dianna
    Mar 07, 2014 @ 18:46:32

    Such good news! I hope things continue to go well for Lawrence!


    • Natalie
      Mar 14, 2014 @ 11:13:56

      Thank you dear Dianna! We haven’t seen much of our friend since he started working and I know that’s a good thing… it’s good for a man to work!


  2. jeff noel
    Mar 07, 2014 @ 18:49:03

    God’s Amazing Grace.
    Mother Goose’s Amazing Grace.
    Undeniable ripple effect.


    • Natalie
      Mar 14, 2014 @ 11:15:50

      Jeff, you know how much I believe in people, how much I believe in God’s transforming power of God’s love. Putting faith to work as we helped Lawrence through his hard times, helped to put Lawrence to work. It’s kind of a beautiful cycle, don’t you agree? 😀


  3. Three Well Beings
    Mar 07, 2014 @ 22:30:58

    I’m smiling, too! This is just wonderful to hear! ox


    • Natalie
      Mar 14, 2014 @ 11:18:11

      Debra, maybe we can’t change the world, but we can definitely help to change the world for one person at a time… And you already knew that! 😀


  4. Bunn
    Mar 08, 2014 @ 11:01:47

    This is great news about Lawrence!
    I hope he continues to well in his journey thru life!


    • Natalie
      Mar 14, 2014 @ 11:19:42

      One day at a time is a great goal for Lawrence and for each of us! He’s definitely on the right track — Costco is a very good company, and obviously his boss believes in him, just we do. 😀


  5. Roberta
    Mar 08, 2014 @ 11:35:28

    How exciting! Praise the Lord!


    • Natalie
      Mar 14, 2014 @ 11:22:38

      Roberta, there are always reasons for why people cross our path — there are no mistakes, accidents or coincidences in our lives. Some of the reasons become clear fairly quickly, other times we might have to wait until the other side to know the reasons why the Lord brought this person or that person into our worlds. I’m most grateful for the friendship of this unique brother in the Lord.


      • Roberta
        Mar 14, 2014 @ 11:34:23

        Many years ago, when my children were little, when we’d go to church I noticed a man like Lawrence. I saw him trudging along face down, wearing layers of clothing. I prayed for him each time I saw him on those Sundays. I had determined that if I saw him I would encourage him. Well one Sunday we stopped at McDonald’s and there he was, sitting and perhaps drinking coffee. It was my opportunity to encourage him. I had a faith based tract and inserted a few dollars in it and went to introduce myself to him. I found out that his name was Dennis. I shared briefly and I believe I told him that I had been praying for him. I don’t recall length of time but one day I was reading a local newspaper and read about a homeless man that had been murdered under a bridge. Someone had stolen his boots. The man murdered was named Dennis… I knew it was him, the gentleman that I had spoken to. Yes, we just never know what kind of divine appointments God has for us, if we are open… (:

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