Lyft drivers spread the Gospel with ridehailing ministries

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  • She usually plays George Michael on weekdays and gospel music on Sundays when she’s working and can’t make it to church.“When I hear people say, ‘You made my day,’ I know I can make an impact on people’s life,” Reid said.
  • “And I love it because I just love inspiring people and encouraging them to never give up.”Losses have marked her life, including the death of her mother, sister and the fathers of her two daughters.
  • In the backseat pocket of her 2019 Nissan Altima, she keeps the five books that she has written, including one for children on how to cope with the loss of a loved one.Passengers often buy her books or tip her generously and she proudly keeps a five-out-of-five-star rating.
  • She often retells her story to passengers.“I wanted to give up, but because of my faith in God, I’m still here standing” said the 40-year-old single mother.
  • “It’s discussion and debates that have caused holy wars.”Reid also stays away from doctrine and focuses more on sharing her personal story, hoping it can help others deal with their challenges.
  • “And I just want to use my story to encourage others never to give up, no matter what you go through.”In 2017, she began driving for Lyft to support her daughters, who are now 14 and 20.
By LUIS ANDRES HENAO Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) One is an ordained pastor in Brooklyn, the other a single mother and childrens book author in New Jersey. Both drive for Lyft. Both share the wo [+6067 chars]