Prayer Testimonies


I want to share my story of being a recipient of an act of kindness on Saturday, May 19, during our Missions Festival weekend.

I awoke that morning to my children telling me we had a leak from our living room ceiling.  After days of rain, this was disappointing.  I am a single mom of eight (seven living children).

We had a bucket in the living room but I figured it would be better if I were to go up into the crawl space to place a bucket in the attic so the water would not come down into the living room.  I was already in tears dealing with this but climbed up.  I was trying to locate the exact drip source as the plywood was pretty wet over a big area under the roof, when next thing I knew, half my body fell through the living room ceiling.  Praise God I caught myself from totally falling but three of my little ones saw it happen and freaked out.

Once I peeled myself out of there (sobbing), I didn't know what to do.  I texted two gals who are prayer warriors, one being from church.  She immediately contacted my regional deacon, Neil Martin.  Within an hour, both gals and Neil showed up at my house.  Neil tarped my roof and Melissa Mabry was there for physical support as I was a mess before that.  (My friend, Holly, came as well).

Neil left but came back and fixed the huge hole in my ceiling by dry walling it!  He also came back on May 24 and caulked my roof to keep it from leaking again.

The most amazing "God story" of this is that the same Saturday morning, Neil said he was cleaning his own attic and found an old tent he was going to pitch.  He then decided to cut off the bottom part to keep and use as a tarp someday if needed.  Less than an hour later, Melissa contacted him on my behalf for help and said I needed a tarp.  ONLY GOD!!!

I'm so thankful for Petra's continued support of my family during this tough time!  They are truly the hands and feet of Jesus!


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