Jo's gifting from God
Organized by: Jo Kusi
I need a new beginning. Plain and simple. I'm being totally honest. My Dad, my hero, passed away 2 years ago and last November I moved back home to be with my Mom. I quit my job and moved from Colorado to Minnesota, because I "knew" this was a God thing for me to do. I had been away from this area for 30 years and really wasn't so aware of how this area has never "progressed". I finished a lot of extra work for the church that I had worked at for 8 years, expecting to be paid for my private contractor work. I had planned to then quit the job in Colorado and move to northern Minnesota, which I did. In the meantime my car of 24 years just really "went to sleep" and died. I spent a lot of money to make the move to Minnesota. Now the church, it seems, doesn't feel like paying me for all the extra work that I finished, which totals $5,000. So now I'm in a small town area, with no job, no car, and essentially no money left and living with my Mom. I can't continue to be a burden on her beyond springtime. I have 80 acres of the farm which is my inheritance, and my original intent was to get my own house and live on those 80 acres that I still believe is my God given inheritance, so the idea of selling off the land to get money is NOT an option. That's defeating the purpose of having the little heaven on earth to begin with. I am a 'realist" wildlife artist and the 80 acres of land in northern Minnesota is what needs to stay just that, "my 80 acres" of "heaven on earth". I need to find work, but without a car I won't have any way to get to work anyway. I need a car, but without the money that I should be paid from the church in Colorado, I can't swing that. And without money, I can't begin that new life on my God given land with my log home that I have dreamed about for more than those 30 years that I have been away from this area. I am a really good wildlife artist, but God never made me a marketer, so I'm a REAL struggling artist. But, it makes no difference how good I am -- I still need to market my work. I'm not looking for a hand-out. Any contributions will be graciously considered a "hand-up", and I know that God will bless each and everyone that will find it in their hearts to contribute to my cause. I truly will pray for your generosity. May God truly bless you!