Mykehia Curry, a college-bound freshman from Macon, Georgia, is going to be the first person in her family to go to college and she took out student loans for her tuition and housing at Albany State University, but that doesn’t cover some things she’ll need for her first time away from home. The 18-year-old’s mother is on disability and money is tight, so she decided to ask for God’s help.
Curry wrote a note asking, “God please help me get the rest of my stuff for college.” She wrote, “Amen, I love you God,” along with her name and phone number. Then she sent the note off into the skies attached to some helium balloons leftover from her grandma’s birthday. And it worked!
Jerome Jones, a Baptist minister who also works for Georgia Power, found the balloons and note while out on a job in Gray, Georgia, 15 miles away. He called Curry, offering to get what she needs, and has already delivered a comforter and a mini fridge for her dorm room. “God answers prayers,” Jones told her. Now she’s ready to start college and the two plan to stay in touch so she can keep him posted on her success.