“Mother Robichaux” was a widow in need. Marlon McCree was a defensive back for the Houston Texans, now with the Carolina Panthers. The two have never met in person, but Somebody Cares and our Compassion Coalition are the links to their connection.

Marlon came to our Houston Compassion Coalition meeting last November as the guest of a long-time friend of the ministry, Hugh Young. He stayed after the meeting to ask for prayer, specifically regarding his performance with the Texans. Despite impressive statistics, Marlon got little recognition and feared he would be traded. Active in local ministry and especially having a heart for the homeless, Marlon loved Houston and wanted it to be his home for years to come. The very next week, he was acknowledged as the stand-out player of the game.

Even so, this past spring Marlon was traded to Carolina. As he and his wife prepared for their move, they decided they would rather donate much of their clothing and furniture to a good cause rather than have it moved. Marlon called Doug Stringer at the office, knowing Somebody Cares could help.

Among the items the McCrees were giving away was a king-sized bed. Little did they know that Kathy Higdon, Somebody Cares Houston’s Operation Blessing Coordinator, had already been trying to find a new bed for Mrs. Robichaux. Kathy has a special calling for widows and arranged for The Harbor Ministries, a local men’s residential rehab and one of our ministry partners, to pick up the bed for Mrs. Robichaux and the rest of the items (including 100 pairs of men’s shoes!) for The Harbor’s thrift store.

Mrs. Robichaux was overcome with gratitude when the men arrived to deliver and assemble her new bed, complete with mattress,

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frames, box springs, a beautiful lacquer frame, and bedding. “I have never, ever had anything this nice,” she said when she called Kathy at the office. “Thank you so much!”

This is what Somebody Cares does every day! Whether it’s one widow in Houston or thousands of orphans in Indonesia, we connect those in need to those with resources, bringing glory to God for His divine connections.

The Kingdom of God is truly built on relationship, and we are thankful for our relationship with you. Your support is making a difference, from Houston, Texas, to the four corners of the earth.

Thank you for caring!