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Offline Tikhon.of.Colorado

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For my best friend, newly homeless
« on: August 16, 2012, 02:49:38 AM »
Hello, all.

My best friend gets in fights with her mother often.  I do not know if they get physical (though I wouldn't doubt it).

This family is very poor.

My friend has run away several times, but only for a few days (she's 17).  She is now living at a soup kitchen/halfway house in town.  It took us a long time to track her down, but thank God she is safe.

She really needs prayers.  It sounds as though her mother is abusive, but I can't be certain.

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Re: For my best friend, newly homeless
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2012, 03:01:44 AM »
Lord have mercy! :(
We all have an El Guapo to face. Be brave, and fight like lions!

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Re: For my best friend, newly homeless
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012, 08:18:50 AM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: For my best friend, newly homeless
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2012, 08:30:48 AM »
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy.
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Re: For my best friend, newly homeless
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2012, 08:37:47 AM »

Lord, have mercy and help this girl and her mother.
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Re: For my best friend, newly homeless
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2012, 10:57:44 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: For my best friend, newly homeless
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2012, 07:32:00 PM »
Lord have mercy.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

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Re: For my best friend, newly homeless
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2012, 07:40:02 PM »
Lord, have mercy on trevor72694's friend and her family.

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Re: For my best friend, newly homeless
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2012, 08:54:35 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: For my best friend, newly homeless
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2012, 10:57:24 PM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: For my best friend, newly homeless
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2012, 12:18:57 PM »
Lord have mercy!
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