Teen Girl Writes Prayer to God on Balloon Asking for Help With School Expenses and Pastor Responds

Mykehia Curry (c), Pastor Jerome Jones (R) and Curry’s mother, Katina Mitchell (L)
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A student who wrote a prayer to God seeking help with school expenses then tied it to three helium-filled balloons had her prayer answered when it ended up in the hands of a local Baptist pastor.

“I wrote a note that said ‘God please help me get the rest of my stuff for college,'” Mykehia Curry, 18, a first generation college student from Georgia, told CNN. “Then I said ‘Amen, I love you God’ and I wrote my name and number.”

It was August 4, just days before Curry was set to start as a student at Albany State University. She had taken out loans to pay for her tuition and housing but was short on money for a few living expenses.

“My family has really been going through a lot lately because my mom is a single parent and she’s also disabled and it’s kind of been a struggle just trying to get everything I need,” Curry told WMGT.

Among the things the teenager needed were a comforter and refrigerator. And in a desperate plea for help she released a physical copy of her prayer to God into the sky.

“When I was writing the note, I was just trying to reach out to God. I didn’t know where it would land,” the Macon resident told CNN. “I thought that someone would pick it up and call me and tell me they got it or just throw it in the trash.”

Curry’s letter didn’t end up in the trash. The balloons floated about 15 miles away to Gray, Georgia where Jerome Jones, a Baptist minister, who also works for Georgia Power, found them on Monday while he was out on a job.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair