Church gifts new car to mother rescued from flood waters

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Monday, October 28, 2019
Church gifts mother rescued from flood waters with new car
The pastor says, "Her faith has been restored."

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Many tragedies occurred during Tropical Storm Imelda.

In the midst of flood waters, Aldine ISD football player Jayden Payne along with two other men rescued a woman and her toddler just moments before the water swept away their SUV.

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When Jayden Payne saw a family who needed help, he didn't hesitate to jump into the water.

"I kicked my slides off and I took my I.D. off, threw my wallet, and I just ran across in front of all the cars. I didn't care that there were cars coming," Payne told Good Morning America.

Sunday morning, a Green House International Church surprised Vinnita Williams with a brand new vehicle after their 10:30 service.

Williams says she is grateful that she can now get to work, church and take her child to daycare.