Young man who helped Lewistown family: “Every time I get a chance to help someone, I try to.”

Posted at 12:36 PM, Jul 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-29 14:36:55-04

If you’ve been on Facebook lately, you may have seen a post about a young man helping out a family in Lewistown. The man essentially did the job for free, only asking for a full tank of gas in return for fixing their car.

  • Lewistown family needed urgent car repair in order to get to Seattle for emergency surgery
  • Andrew volunteered to help them on his days off and at his own expense
  • Colorado woman created a GoFundMe account for people to say thank you to Andrew

Andrew C. Jewell recently became the center of a Facebook post, thanking him for a job well done, but he doesn’t take all the credit.

“I just felt like the Lord was putting this on me, on my heart and on my being to go and help these folks,” said Jewell.

The now viral post has been shared over 30,000 times, but he says he just did what he was called to do.

“I didn’t have anyone to help me back then. I knew how much easier it would’ve been if I would have had someone to help me out and every time I get a chance to help someone, I try to.”

In 2014, he was featured in a documentary, Rich Hill, about three young boys growing up in poverty.

“In no way, shape, or form do I hope to become famous from that or this. I don’t wish for fame, I just wish to be recognized as a good person, and as long as I can help others through inspiration and motivation, that’s what I’m looking for with that. I mean, I’m nowhere near perfect.”

Eventually, he hopes to live out his dream of becoming a minister.

“Every time that I talk to somebody that needs help, it’s as if the words just flow. I don’t have to stop and think about what I’m going to say to help someone out, I don’t have to ponder on exactly what advice I need to give them to help them in their situation because I believe that the Lord put that knowledge or that know-how into my brain and just allows it to come out fluently.”

A woman in Colorado who goes by the name of "Bag Lady Sue" was touched by the story. Sue, a comedian and entertainer, talked with Andrew’s mother and created a GoFundMe account so that people can donate to Andrew.

The GoFundMe page created by Sue states: "This morning this young man’s story crossed my desk. I don’t know him or his family, but I had to do something back for such great folks, so I made them a page. ALL money goes to the boy. xo Bag Lady Sue."

On her personal Facebook page, Sue wrote: "I wrote his mom and she told me he is a good, hard working, christian, young man who never asks for anything and is struggling to pay off school and tools he bought to start his own biz…. Let’s help! All money goes directly to them. Thanks all. God Bless!" 

If you would like to help Andrew, click here to visit the GoFundMe page.

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