The story begins in the spring of 1998 when the author, Wendy Shelley, began collecting rent money from tenants in the apartment buildings her husband managed. On one of her trips she met Sue, a drug addict, an alcoholic – a lady who was lost without hope.
Sue could not have been any more different than the author. Wendy grew up with loving parents, lived most of her life on a farm, and was in the midst of raising her own family. Sue, however, had to raise herself, lived in the projects, and had no idea what love was.
In this moving memoir, Wendy shares how a few small acts of kindness, turned into an unusual, seventeen-year assignment intentionally planned for her by God, to help one person: Sue.
Wendy rescues Sue from abusive relationships, takes her calls from jail, brings her food and clothing, and even though it appeared Sue’s destructive lifestyle seemed impenetrable – love eventually broke through those barriers.
Wendy’s story will inspire you to never give up on anyone – there is always hope for the hopeless.