It was a dark day. As the flood water escalates and the strong wind blows off trees and roofs off the houses, Jocelyn couldn’t help but feel worried for the safety of her three small children. 

“At that moment, I knew that our things were being soaked by the flood. But I just let them be, “ she says. “What’s more important for me was for the lives of my little children to be saved,” and that was the deepest cry of her heart that time.

Luckily, she was able to find an elevated area to stay in, together with her children. But Jocelyn didn’t stop there.

“I told my neighbors to get in because the wind was getting stronger and stronger.” She knew what it felt like to be in a life and death situation, and didn’t want to leave the others behind.

Her only prayer was that God would save her children, and it was answered. But she kind-heartedly extended this help to her neighbors, too. A total of three families were given a safe place and food in the storm through Jocelyn, and they are all grateful.

After the storm, Jocelyn found the walls of her home destroyed. Some houses in the neighborhood were uprooted and blown away by the strong wind and flood, including her father’s.

Nevertheless, Jocelyn and her neighbors are deeply grateful just to be alive.

She might have lost all of her possessions. But what the disaster can’t take away from her was her kind heart that was ready to help anyone in need, even in times of great distress. Helping others gave her great joy.

Proverbs 11:25 (Berean Bible Version) says, “A generous soul will prosper, and he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”

Will you, like Jocelyn, be a vessel of blessings and refreshment to others? Discover the joy of giving by giving today at