A few years ago we were needing to replace the couch in the living room at Hospitality House. A friend offered a couch that he was not using...
was Gary Kroeger, former SNL actor. Gary had purchased this couch many years ago. He told the story of being down on his luck...going to the ATM to withdraw some money, and not being able to get any
money because his balance was so low.
He went home, sat down on the couch and was in despair...plus very hungry. He had no idea where he was going to get
anything to eat...As he sat on the couch, he put his hands down into the couch on both sides of the cushion. He found a candy bar...yes, a candy bar that had slipped down there at some time...but was in perfect condition...it became both food for his body and soul that night. When things seem to be dark and closing in, there is still HOPE...hope for him that night was in the form of a candy bar.
We named this our
COUCH OF HOPE...and have a picture of it to remind us HOPE is always there.