This happened a few years back, during what was, at least for California, the depths of the economic crisis. I've been meaning to post it ever since, but just haven't.
Ms. Martha's job.
I think it was May or June of 2010. Ms. Martha—who never fails to come to church, was one of our children's ministry leaders for years, is a faithful tither, and never complains about the pastor no matter how horrible a job I do,— stood up at the end of the Sunday service to ask for prayer.
" They said they're laying people off at work…"