Kacie was in a desperate situation. Her father was in tears, praying for God to send help. Only a few months before, a fire had destroyed most of her earthly possessions. That was right before the company she and her husband worked for closed. Now she and her family were living with her father in Chincoteague, Virginia. Although a mobile home was offered to her by a neighbor, it had been abandoned for several years and required extensive repairs before it was livable. Her husband was working all the overtime he could get to try to get the family back on its feet and was not available to help. Undaunted, Kacie got to work watching YouTube tutorials and gutting the interior. But the task was simply overwhelming. That’s when the tears and prayers come into play.
Enter David Guy. David was serving as the youth intern at The Heights in Colonial Heights, Virginia. David was in Chincoteague on assignment with SBC of Virginia’s Family Fusion as part of his internship. His task was to develop the mission project in the neighborhoods on the south end of Chincoteague Island. On the same night that Kacie and her father prayed for God to send help, David was driving through Kacie’s neighborhood, coming up with a plan for families attending Family Fusion to bring the love of Jesus to Chincoteague. As God would have it, the very next day, David bumped into Kacie and asked her if there were any needs that she had that Fusion could help her with. Twenty-four hours later, dozens of hands and feet went to work rehabilitating a mobile home for Kacie and her family. Brush was cleared, trash picked up, grass mowed, a hole in the floor of the kitchen was patched and stairs were installed at the back door. Before they left, supplies for the next phase of the rebuild were purchased and placed in the home.
On that day, multiple generations of Christ followers joined forces to show and share the love of God to Kacie and her family and made an impact that will not soon be forgotten.
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