POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) -A Sunday service turned into a soldier surprise for one Pocahontas mom.
Melissa Wheeless sits in a pew with the rest of the Great Harvest Church congregation most Sundays, praying for her son Matt’s safe return home.
On this particular Sunday, little did she know God would answer her prayers in a matter of seconds.
At that moment, Matt, clad in his uniform, opened a door on the side of the church, making Melissa scream, “No!,” in complete shock.
Their embrace was nine months in the making, after the U.S. Army paratrooper tried making the trip from Fort Bragg in North Carolina to home in Pocahontas three times.