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4/1/11

Brown family pays it forward to fallen soldier's family

Crews working to repair a fallen soldier's family's home received some special help Friday.

The Brown family, who lost their daughter Alex in a texting and driving accident, reached out to help The Davis family who experienced a similar loss.  

"We were excited and we wanted to be a part of it. So we came up today and we're going to do some work in the house," said Jeanie Brown, lost daughter in texting and driving accident.

Ray and Minny Davis lost their son sergeant Chris Davis who was killed by an IED in Iraq. Shortly after, they fell behind on making repairs in their house. That's when the Church on the Rock and Experience Life stepped in to redo their house, what they call the "home dream makeover".

"This is something we've been dreaming of for a long time and praying for, for a long time," said Roy Davis, getting a dream home makeover.

Now others sharing the same loss joined together to give support during these hard times. The Brown's say it's just a chance to give back and pay it forward. And the Davis's say the help is an answered prayer.

"We are really proud of what god is doing for us with all these people," said Davis.

Before the home is completely finished, volunteers will bless the house by writing a Bible verse on the wall.

"I wrote down Isaiah 48, for the grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of god stands forever," said Katrina Brown, lost her sister in a texting and driving accident.

Jeanie wrote down a verse that had special meaning to her.

"I was waiting for help for Alex. And I was out in the field with her and I just thought God I know your word is powerful and I want to pray on her, what verse do I pray on her?," said Jeanie Brown, "The verse that came to mind was Jeremiah 29:11, I know the plan I have for you said the lord plans to give you a hope and a future, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. And just praying that over Alex, when she died I didn't understand. My sister came a few weeks after Alex died, because it was my birthday and gave me a plaque. And that plaque had that verse on it and I looked at it and I said God why? And God told me in my heart, that verse was not for Alex, it was for you."

The Davis family will be able to walk into their brand new home in about a month.

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