WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) - A Wyoming church celebrated Mother's Day by giving a car to a single mother.
The congregation of Greater Works Church celebrated mothers during their Sunday morning service. But the day was about more than a simple thank you, flowers or brunch. In the weeks leading up to Mother's Day, church members sent in 30-second videos nominating a single mother in need of a special gift.
At the end of the service, Pastor Andrew Beresford called Andrea Hill's name.
Hill was overcome with emotion as she was handed the keys to her Ford Focus. Behind the wheel for the first time, she could barely believe this was happening to her.
"My church family and the people that nominated me, to think of me -- I can't even describe it," Hill said.
Local mechanics donated time and parts to make sure the 2001 Focus was in good condition and safe for Hill and her family.
Hill is a teacher at William C. Abney Academy and she needed a reliable car to get to and from work. Her old car was known to break down and she was sometimes afraid to drive it and her young daughter Amaria was afraid to get in it.
But not the new ride. Amaria likes it.
Greater Works Church is known to do work in the community. In September 2012, the church caused a traffic jam on 28th Street when it held a gas buy-down. Customers paid only $2.99 a gallon.
"We want to be a church that's not known for our size in terms of numbers but by the size of our impact," Pastor Beresford explained.
They certainly made an impact for Hill.
"God knew what I needed. I couldn't have asked for anything better," Hill said.
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