Burkesville—When Macey Poindexter, a 9-year-old fourth grader from Burkesville Baptist Church, heard of the devastation that Harvey did to the patients at Nixon Home Care in Houston, she “had to help some way,” she said. That “way” resulted in a bake sale, raising $700 for victims of Hurricane Harvey.
This past summer, she spent every weekday volunteering at an adult daycare in her community. She would help pass out snacks, play games, decorate cupcakes with them, and she even taught the patients how to make slime.
“Macey got really attached to them and kind of learned what their needs are and really enjoyed interacting with them,” her mom, Kristy Williams, shared. “She just had a really good experience there this summer.”
When Macey saw a story on the news about Nixon Adult Care Home in Houston Texas, her heart broke for the residents who had experienced such tragedy. “Knowing she had to do something, she immediately took over her mother’s kitchen,” Rachel Metcalfe, administration assistant at Burkesville Baptist, shared.
Macey and her mother love to bake in their spare time, and Macey had been developing a heart for missions over the past few years. She and her mother took a misisons trip to Vero Beach, Fla., a few years ago. “This was her way to help,” Williams shared.
Macey made all of the chess bars herself, wrapped all the items, made the sign, helped her mom and grandma make other items, and did all the selling herself. The bake sale was held Sept. 4 outside of the local IGA store.
Debra Nixon with Nixon Home Care said that most of the patients who attend the adult day care lost everything in the hurricane. The funds Macey sent will be used directly to assist patients and replace necessities.
“Macey learned about doing missions through their children’s ministry at Burkesville Baptist Church and how important it is that we as Christians help others in need,” Metcalfe added.
Her mom added that different areas of missions are just “something that God has laid on Macey’s heart.” (WR)