I gave the money to a faithful friend at my church; a woman who
My nephew, Shane, passed away last November 19th, of Lymphoma at the age of 21. His self-created prayer before his first chemo treatment on 11/1/2011…”Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for my heart to conquer it!” Shane battled for about a year, then lost the battle only to be with Him. I felt helpless through it all – prayer and encouragement were my two gifts to give. When given $100 to spend on a person in need, I knew the 2013 Dallas LLS Light the Night event to raise funds for research and a cure for lymphoma was where Shane would have wanted the money to land. His faith in Him and his inspiration to others fighting his same battle gave me instant direction and confirmation that Shane was smiling down and “lighting the night” with us….in His light.
With love, Jan, Texas
We had our faculty meeting this morning and one of our teachers shared this….
She took a different route home this one particular day and passed a man walking on the side of the highway about 2 miles out of town. He had a backpack on so she though he might be traveling by foot into Lovington. She thought maybe $40 would help him on his way. The HS led her to circle around and pull over to the side of the road where he was walking. He dodged to the left then the right as if she was trying to hit him. LOL. Once she got her window rolled down and saw him, she thought maybe $20 would do….. She asked him if he could use $20 to get something to eat once he got to town. He shook his head and thanked her but told her he was just walking home from work. Okay….. Now she felt real silly! He told her God Bless You! and she went on her merry way! Almost home, she realized she didn’t even offer to take him home. Hello….
Several days later, she was visiting with her son in the parking lot of our McDonald’s and looks up and there is the same man, waving at her. He came over and told her how much her stopping and offering the $ had meant to him and that he had told his wife all about it. He shared that he wanted to be just like her and be helpful to people and giving to others. This made her feel better but she still did not have the money given away.
Three days later, she was getting a few groceries and just about ready to check out, when she remembered she needed some mouthwash. She hurried off to the toiletry aisle and….. there he was again. This time he had his wife and child with him. He was so excited to introduce her to his family. She decided to tell him about our 10 for Him group and asked him if he knew of anyone in need. He paused and then shared with her that he had just lost his job the day before and now he actually could use it. He shared that he was a recovering drug addict and did not want her to give him the cash, but his wife was handling all their finances and she would do what was right with it. She then gave him all of it ($100) and knew that God was faithful to lead her to where he wanted to be and give it to whom He wanted her to give it to. Whoop!
Carnen D., NM
I found out about a lovely Christian couple that takes in young men after they have been incarcerated .
The morning we were supposed to meet for our first Ten for Him of the year, I was in the counselor’s office at our school. I was waiting in the lobby when I overheard a women talking to the counselors about how her husband had taken their children from a state far away and she had finally tracked them down to Texas. She was desperate for help and information. I left there and immediately went to our Ten for Him meeting. Like I said, this was our first meeting of the year. I knew if my name were drawn who I would give the money to. Well, as God would have it my name was drawn! I quickly left the Ten for Him meeting (not telling anyone there what I was going to do with the money) and called the counselor’s office to let them know I had something for the woman in the office this morning. The counselor’s were waiting out in front of the school for me as a drove up. They, too, had collected some money to give her. A few days later, one of the counselors walks every night in our neighborhood and she had put a note (see below) in my mailbox from the woman.
Dear Ten for Him,
Thank you for your gift of $210.00. That gift was more than a cup of water to a stranger-me. The gift was a miracle. Thank you for thinking about me. Thank you for praying for me. Thank you for not looking the other way. May the blessing of the good Samaritan rain on you. May the dew of Heaven fall upon your homes. Through your kindness, God has shown me that “He will never leave me nor forsake me.” Your generosity is a proof to me that “He will supply all my needs according to His riches through Christ Jesus”
Thank you!! May His awesome presence be with you and your families. Amen
Needless to say, when I finally got to tell our group about her, everyone wanted to help even more. She needs a job and one just “happened” to come open that one of our ladies knew about and she needs a place to stay while she fights for custody of her children so hopefully God will be working to make that happen as well!
This was our amazing God at work—what a blessing it was to all of us!