It was a special day for Fallon LaGuerra and her family. It’s a day she thought would start with a simple chat with her pastor, Andre Miller of New Beginnings Christian Church.
Pastor Miller and other members of the community in Mesa had other plans.
Fallon lost her job last year due to the pandemic and her car broke down, too. All this while she took care of her seven children.
When Pastor Miller found out about her struggles, he went into action.
He posted on Facebook, asking for anyone who could donate a minivan to the deserving mother.
The post was answered immediately, Miller says.
“A buddy, who used to be a council member in Mesa, Jeremy Whitaker, he saw it, he shared it. The person he shared it with was able to meet the need that we had.”
With the help of the nonprofit “Helping Hands for Single Moms,” and the Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals, or NARPRO, a donated and repaired minivan would now belong to Fallon and her family.
James Garnand of NARPRO believes a higher calling is what brought everything together.
“Somebody above directed this situation. It wasn’t really done by us or anybody standing here. It’s just the way things happened to come together,” Garnand stated.
Whether it be coincidence, or divine intervention, Fallon is thankful to her East Valley community for helping her and her family.
“It’s amazing. It’s amazing because you don’t see that in too many places. I know the pastor’s heart is in a good place.”