Teen asks God for help paying for college in note tied to balloons, prayer answered

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MACON, GA (WCMH) — A teen got the surprise of a lifetime from a stranger who answered the prayer she attached to balloons. 

Mykehia Curry took out student loans to pay for her tuition and housing at Albany State University, but she didn’t have money for some of the things she’d need for her first time living away from home. So she wrote a letter to God, asking him to help her find a way to get a comforter and refrigerator she needed for college, NBC affiliate WMGT-TV reports

“I wrote a note that said ‘God please help me get the rest of my stuff for college,'” Curry said. “Then I said ‘Amen, I love you God’ and I wrote my name and number.”

Her prayer floated throughout the night.

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

It landed into the hands of a Baptist minister who lives about 15 miles away.

“I saw something shiny and floating, so I walked over there and I got it and it was balloons with a note tied to it,” Jones told WMGT. “They floated all night and they landed right in my hands, I mean, practically.”

Jones and another member of his church jumped in to help, buying her the comforter and refrigerator she asked for.

Curry says she’ll be studying nursing in college. She hopes to get a job on campus in a couple of months after she gets settled in with her classes.

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