Mykehia Curry of Macon, Georgia, is the first in her family to go to college. She recently started nursing classes at Albany State University, but paying for it wasn't easy. When she arrived at her dorm room, she was so broke she didn't even own a blanket! A few days before leaving home, she wrote a note, attached it to three balloons and set it into the sky. It said "Dear God, please help me get everything I need before Wednesday." She said she was just trying to contact God, and had no idea where it would land.
The message floated 15 miles north to Gray, Georgia, where it was spotted by Jerome Jones, the minister at Springfield Baptist Church. He admitted he was losing his faith and didn't even want to go to church anymore -- until he read the note. He contacted Mykehia and offered to spend his last $125 to buy her a small fridge and a comforter. She couldn't believe it. The news story prompted an outpouring of donations to support Mykehia college education -- $16,000. Rev. Jones faith is restored. He now believes, "When praises go up, blessings come down."
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