Hi Fully Restored,
This was a good dream. It speaks of you playing some role in influencing the church (people) to serve God in spirit and in truth. You are exposing dead religion and you are moving it out of the way (picking up dead sticks (the flesh) and you are doing some “cleaning” in the spiritual realm and in the spirit and even in your own heart)
The person and her family went downhill (spiritual deterioration) (going down in a dream is bad). Dead sticks speak of dead people in a spiritual sense. In the dream, it speaks of spiritual deterioration as well.