A single mother in Kansas City, Mo., says she relied on prayer and the help of good samaritans to buy her first home in these tough economic times.
Jacinda Butler, mother of Emanual, 13, and Angel, 10, had been renting a home. She said she put her desire to buy a house before God in prayer.
"My kids are all I've got. I don't have anybody but my children. They're my strong power," she said.
She then spoke with her current landlord about her lease obligations. His response was the answer to prayer she needed.
"If you can find yourself a place, that's big enough for you and your kids, then I will break your lease," Butler's landlord told her, she said.
After a drive through Kansas City and negotiations with a real estate agent, Butler managed to find a house for her family.
But money was tight and the single mom said her landlord and pastor have already helped her quite a bit financially. One company even donated extra carpet for her new home.
The home still requires a major roof repair. But Butler remains prayerful that she'll find generous people to help fix the roof so they can finally move in.
"(My real estate agent) said it needs a lot of work. I said, 'I know, but if God is for it, who can be against it,'" Butler said.
It is a new beginning for Butler and her children.
"This is nothing but God, because if it wasn't for Him, I wouldn't be where I am," she said.