Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
You can find us under a bridge in downtown Knoxville just about every Wednesday night, unless there is some unavoidable circumstance. We have been working down there for the past 10 years or so. During those years I have become friends with many of the homeless...one of them being Georgie.
I don't know how old Georgie is because she has had white hair ever since I have known her. However, I don't think she is as old as me...but then, not many are! I am guessing she is in her late 60's.
She has an old beat up car that she lives in. Georgie is very secretive about her circumstances. I have managed to get a little bit of her story through the years. I know enough to know that her car is about gone. A couple of weeks ago, I told my friend Becky (whose family just recently sold their car dealership) that if she heard of anyone who had a car they wanted to give away, that I would love to get Georgie another car before winter sets in.
We have tried to get her into housing but she always avoids the issue.
A couple of days ago, another friend who works under the bridge with us, stopped by my house one afternoon. She said "I overheard you talking to Becky about a car for Georgie and my daughter has one she wants to give her. She was going to sell it but when I told her about Georgie, she prayed about it and decided to give it to her."
We are working out the details this week and we are also going to approach the housing situation once more and pray that Georgie will be receptive.
Coincidence?... or did the Lord orchestrate that incident under the 640 bridge? You decide.