Freddie and Loranne Stokes

Freddie and Loranne Stokes

Freddie and Loranne Stokes have been together for 25 years, and married for 22 years. Freddie enjoys preaching in the streets to the homeless. He tries to provide hope and faith where he feels it’s needed the most, especially in these times. The Stokes are current clients of Daystar Life Center who relocated from Georgia to Florida. Unfortunately, they were unable to maintain employment and became homeless due to physical disabilities. Freddie has mobility issues and requires a walker, while Loranne has rheumatoid arthritis. They both have a hard time lifting items or moving on a regular basis. The day they entered Daystar, they shared the reality of life on the streets. This lovely couple was living in their vehicle where they kept all the items valuable to them; this was their safe place, but it wasn’t safe. They came to Daystar at a time that Loranne describes as “dark and borderline hopeless,” and she expressed that “Daystar was the first place where they did not feel invisible.”