Family is thankful for helpful resident
We have attended Rio Central Church a few Sundays. Pastor Hepperly challenged the church to make our invisible God visible through who we are and what we do.
A week ago Sunday, my grandchildren and I attended the firefly display in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We arrived back very late that night to find I had left my lights on and had a dead battery. The first car I approached for a charger did not have one, but waited until I found someone that did. The last of two cars didn’t, but his daughter and family did.
When it would not start, they took us home to Maryville. Then I needed to find a place to determine what was causing a strong hesitation problem with my daughter’s car. After many inquiries, I received a return call from Sammy at Affordable Auto on Waters Road. I explained that she was a single mom whose ex-husband was not paying child support as he was supposed to, so if it was going to cost a lot, she could not afford it. She needed to know what the estimate would be. He asked me to please let him check it, and if it was a serious problem, he would work something out for her.
It wasn’t a major problem, but he not only is taking care of that, but correcting work that had recently been done elsewhere incorrectly. He refused to let us pay for any of it, saying he was being blessed by blessing us.
We want to thank the couple that waited that Sunday night, the Shreve family and Sammy for making our wonderful God visible to us through their acts of kindness.
Cierra E. Brandon
1015 Enterprise Way
Maryville, TN 37801