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Couple opens home to stranded delivery driver

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When an unexpected winter storm blew into Texas a few weeks ago, it disrupted a lot of lives, the Good News Network reported.

But, imagine being a driver slipping into a ditch, on icy roads, while making a grocery delivery. What would you do if the driver was headed to your home to bring the food and slid into your garden?

Nina Richardson and Doug Condon found themselves in a situation where they could treat someone else just like they’d want to be treated if the roles were reversed.

The roads were slick and the couple’s driveway was steep and icy. Chelsea Timmons looked at the driveway and knew it would be impossible to walk up the slope, so she tried coaxing her car to the couple’s house. Her effort failed and she slid into a ditch so snugly that she’d have to be towed out.

However, AAA and all the other towing services were backed up or just not responding to calls for service.

So, the couple welcomed Chelsea into their home, not just for one night, but five days. They gave her a comfortable bed in a warm house with plenty of food to eat. Nina and Doug consider Chelsea to be family now.

“I found out my apartment lost water, lost power, so being ‘stuck here’ actually turned out to be a better situation. Most of my family lost electricity for several days,” Chelsea said of her ordeal.

“We have daughters and we hope if they were ever in a situation like this that there would be someone who would open their house and help them,” Doug explained.

Opportunities abound for Christians to step up, serve others and make an impact on their lives.

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Greg Gerber

A native of Wisconsin who moved to Arizona in 2009, Greg Gerber is a DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three grown daughters. He worked as a journalist for many years before pursuing a career as a faith-based writer, author, coach and speaker. Greg is the author of Pornocide: How Lust is Killing Your Faith, Stealing Your Joy and Destroying Your Life.

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