Stephanie loves books and loves to read. An accountant by trade, Stephanie decided to do what she is passionate about. So, taking her life’s savings, she opened a bookstore in Oregon.
Then the economy took a turn for the worse. Sales declined and bills mounted. Stephanie was forced to close her bookstore at the beginning of this year. Unable to find a job, she took to begging outside her closed bookstore.
While Stephanie did not own a Christian bookstore, her plight affects everyone in the book business. One less store means fewer books sold. Fewer books sold equals less revenue for everyone in the book trade.
Galatians 6:2 says “Carry one another’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
Fortunately, Stephanie’s plight eventually came to the attention of the good people in her town and they set up a fund to help Stephanie get back on her feet. Donations can be made to Stephanie Griffin Fund, c/o Glenda Magistrale, Consolidated Federal Credit Union, 2021 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97232.