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Praying for coats, miracles

by Carla Hinton Published: October 31, 2009
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"We want to be sure that the Lord gets the glory for this,” she said.

Both women agreed that the bigger miracle may have been the divine connections that resulted.

Millard said her church is actively seeking ways to serve children in foster care.

"We were hoping to meet a need but also to establish a relationship with these girls, and that’s exactly what happened,” she said. "We’re just thrilled to be used by the Lord to serve these ladies.”

McDaniel, a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, said she’s as proud of the girls at the home as she is her own children. When she sees them bundle up in their new coats, she looks to heaven and knows that her help, her miracle, did indeed come.

"When I asked God for a miracle, I didn’t know when or how it was going to arrive — and it arrived,” she said.

"We have just been immensely blessed.”

by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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