A break for mom, a safer home, and new relationships

Story by World Vision Staff

The Conrad Family

Angel and David Conrad of Grafton, West Virginia, received more than just home repairs when the Korean Church of Queens from New York reached out to them this summer through World Vision U.S. mission trips.

"They played with the boys and gave me a break," Angel said. Her husband works long hours to support the family. With two boys over the age of three and a newborn, Angel could barely find time to get a shower. Having a team of people help her for even one week made a tremendous difference.

Since the Conrads moved into their home several years ago, they uncovered much work that needed to be done.

When David began to remodel the living room, he noticed only three panels of insulation had been used. That made the summers steamy and the winters unbearably cold. Over time, the family found more potentially dangerous problems.

The Conrad's Son

The mission team from New York added siding to the Conrad's home, making the indoors safer from bad weather. "It's amazing what they have done in a couple of days," Angel said.

The spirit of World Vision U.S. mission trips is evident in the relationships built as the volunteers and the Conrad family spent the week working and playing together.

"I am so thankful," Angel said as she sat surrounded by her children. "I am so thankful."



The Conrad's home, before and after!




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