Not Another Statistics Post

According to the 2000 Census for the cities of Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls, and Hayden combined there were:
  • 1,790 Single Moms
  • 1,326 Households living below the poverty line
  • 5,833 Households of married couples living with children
  • 2,433 Seniors 65+ living alone
  • 6,138 Divorced (661 Separated)
  • 423 Grandparents caring for their grandkids
According to another report there are 644 homeless people in our county.

In contemplating Christ's command to "love your neighbor" I've been doing a little research to better understand who my neighbors are. I know these statistics don't really tell me who these people around me are, but it is a place to start when I pray for my community. Instead of just praying, "Lord help all those people out there," I can pray for the 1,790 single moms who I know are facing difficult daily issues or the 2,433 seniors or live their days without much human contact.

Please join me in praying for our community.


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