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His Day Wednesday: America’s Long-Term Unemployed

by on June 13, 2012

We are going to be starting a new thing here at CFNPR called His Day Wednesday. We’ll find things from around the web or from our own experiences that inspire us and show us the good that is in this world because of His grace and mercy.

David Watson is one of more than 5 million long-term unemployed Americans. The former Marine and resident of Sanford, Florida, has been without a job for more than a year despite a relentless pursuit for employment. He has interviewed for more than 60 positions, but he believes a bad credit score keeps him from being hired. Today, the home Watson shares with his 14-year-old son and a second piece of property he owns are in foreclosure. Father and son are living day-to-day, selling items around the house to make ends meet. CNN photojournalist John Couwels provides a look at a day in the life of how this American family is dealing with the uncertainty and pressure of long-term unemployment.

You can read more about David and his faith HERE.

Lord, we are praying for those Americans who are in need of jobs. Please be with them during their day and provide them with the sustenance and courage to walk this path. Amen.



  1. ampysuarez permalink

    Lord, provide a job for this man and the many others in his situation. Thank you for my job that I so many times take for granted. Forgive me Lord.


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