In The Prayer Room
Working a Trinity Broadcast Network shift that begins
and ends in the dark in more ways than one.
young woman sitting next to at the entrance to her college. It is reminding it. In fact second gear was still there but not in its
The me in the Trinity Broadcast
Network Telethon Prayer Room has just collapsed
students about upcoming fee increases.
Of course, taking pledge calls from
normal place. The whole gear box has shifted. The
Volvo needs to be taken to the mechanic. So I had
out of her call station onto the carpet with a thud. people telling me that their grandson has cancer to rent a car in order to drive to Tustin for work for
While this is the “Prayer Room” along with the and they are going to pledge to Trinity Broadcast the rest of the week. My boyfriend has a car but it
telethon donation call center, it is doubtful that her Network (on their credit card because they don’t was in a minor collision last year that left the car
falling out was Holy Spirit induced. Just the day have the money in the bank) in order to “sow a still drivable but without headlights and we’ve
before, 11/04, she had a near death experience. seed” of faith that will reap their grandbaby’s never had the $2,000.00 to get the body work
Like me, she was driving to Trinity Broadcast successful graduation from chemotherapy should done that would repair the damage. I can’t drive his
Network in Tustin after 11:00pm in order to make have been a sign to me as well: A sign that I was car to my Midnight to 6:00am shift which begins
her Midnight to 6:00am telethon shift. She was working for an organization that is using faith to and ends in the dark. I thought I was working at
coming from Corona on the 91 freeway. Unlike me exploit people’s hard times and fears. The promise Trinity Broadcast Network this week to help make
she was coming from her other temporary job at a is always the same, just in different variations. my mortgage payment. It ends up I’m working at
Halloween store where she is scheduled from open Trinity Broadcast Network this week to pay for the
to close for the last week that the seasonal store is
The system that maintains
transportation I rented to get me to Trinity Broadcast
open. the income inequality and Network and to pay to repair the car I need to get
She fell asleep at the wheel while inﬂuence inequality that me to whatever my next temp assignment may be.
driving her mother’s car in the fast lane. The car squeezes the middle class The shift begins and ends in the dark literally and
swerved and the driver side mirror scraped the figuratively because right now I really don’t see a
cement median. The noise of the scraping woke her so tightly that they literally light at the end of this tunnel.
up and she corrected. collapse on the factory I, my cubicle mate, and many others,
I learned all this yesterday after offering ﬂoor with their hands need this country to experience a breakthrough
her a Lipodrene in response to the row captain from the system that maintains the income
spasmatically reaching for
coming by to tell her she couldn’t sleep at her inequality and political influence inequality that
desk in between telethon calls. After she told me non-existent safety nets. squeezes the middle class so tightly that they
her situation I gave her a second pill to help her literally collapse on the factory floor with their
through her day shift at the Halloween store. The pastors making the solicitations all say that hands spasmatically reaching for non-existent
So I was not that surprised when I heard if the viewer would just demonstrate her faith safety nets. I too have faith that a breakthrough
a thud and turned to see her unconscious on the that the Lord is going to give her a breakthrough is possible. And I’m going to sow it by making a
carpet between 1 and 2:00am on 11/05. But I was (from her illness, in her marriage, with her child’s pledge of financial support, not to TBN, but to an
startled by the seemingly epileptic spasms that delinquency, from her financial bondage), the Lord organization that I know is working towards social
seemed to wrack her arms while she was on the would reward her faith demonstration by giving justice. May we all reap the harvest.
floor. She eventually regained consciousness and her such an abundant breakthrough that it will
was brought to her feet. astound her. The bigger a seed of faith that she
Nearly crashing on the 91 freeway sows, the more abundant will be the blessings that
should have been a sign to her that working a she reaps.
double shift for a week straight was a bad idea. But I know how my young cubicle mate has been a resident of Long Beach, CA since sixth
the only sign to which she is paying attention is the feels. On the way home yesterday I lost second gear grade at Longfellow Elementary. She now resides
lit up one flashing announcements to the students in my 20 year old Volvo. At least I thought I’d lost in downtown Long Beach where she freelances in
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