Those long-associated with the Haywood Pathways Center know the role that prayer has played each step of the way as many in the community worked tirelessly to address the plight of the homeless.
The latest example is the new mobile food service manager, Paige Suttle. As the Pathways center strived to reduce its population during the COVID-19 crisis, Suttle was a second caseworker whose job was reduced.
As she filled in performing other jobs around the center, including feeding meals to the homeless population, and was about to be laid off.
She felt like what she really wanted to do with her life was to work in the food service industry, so she and her boyfriend prayed about the situation.
The very next morning, Haywood Pathways Center Director Mandy Haithcox asked if she would like to be in charge of Holy Cow, the center’s new social enterprise that would serve lunches and food at festivals as a way to earn money.
“I loved feeing the homeless folks and I really enjoy cooking, so this is an answer to prayer,” Suttle said.
Suttle said she saw God’s hand in the situation and immediately accepted the offer as part of God’s journey to make the Holy Cow successful.