Stacy and Josh Lemonds were down on their luck when their heat went out in the middle of a harsh winter. So, the struggling couple prayed to God for help and a kind-hearted electrician fixed the heat for free. But that’s not where this real-life act of kindness story ends!
Anyone who’s ever had trouble making ends meet knows that’s exactly the time things go wrong. Stacy and Josh Lemonds of Oklahoma City were both out of work when their heat went out.
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With frigid temps and no money for repairs, it was a tough spot to be in. And so, the Christian couple leaned on their faith.
“We started praying,” Stacy said.
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The couple asked their church marriage group to join them in praying. And that’s when Joshua Matthews reached out.
Joshua is an electrician’s apprentice who happens to live about 10 minutes from Stacy and Josh. He first met the couple when his wife fell ill and they showed up on his door with some meals.
Joshua truly has a servant’s heart. He previously served his country as a soldier, completing two tours in Afghanistan with the 45th Infantry Division. But he also serves his friends, church, and community every chance he gets.
So, when he heard of Stacy’s and Josh’s problem, he reached out and offered to come take a look at their heater.
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Unfortunately, the heating problem was part of a bigger electrical problem.
Stacy’s and Josh’s home was built in 1945. And the old electrical wiring presented all kinds of problems.
The electric company checked the couple’s meter and determined the original wiring presented a serious fire hazard. So, they cut the couple’s electricity until the problem could be fixed.
The trouble was, Stacy and Josh didn’t have the money to cover the repairs. But God already had a plan in play!
Some members from the church put Stacy and Josh up in a hotel. Meanwhile, kind-hearted electrician Joshua Matthews spent days working on their home until the wiring was fixed. And he did it all free of charge!
“He’s just an amazing friend and a servant of God, he’s really a servant,” Stacy said.
Couple Tricks Electrician Into Returning To Their Home
Because of Joshua’s generosity, Stacy and Josh were able to return home. So, the couple teamed up with a local TV news station and tricked Joshua into coming back to their house. But this time, they had a surprise for him!
Joshua thought he was returning to the Lemonds’ house for a reinspection. But really, Stacy and Josh wanted to present him with a $400 Pay It 4Ward award!
Through tears, Stacy presented Joshua with the gift, telling him just how grateful they were for his kindness.
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And seeing Joshua’s humble reaction to the surprise is touching. You can tell he helped out with no hope or expectation for getting anything in return. We definitely need more people like him!
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“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
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h/t: KFOR News
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