“…let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)
Breathe is a Wichita group yearning to bring ourselves and others closer to God. Please be inspired by these modern day “Acts” and lets go out and live our faith today!
This is the story of one of the members in Breathe:
“I designate a certain percentage of my paycheck to go toward charities. I had not done my budget for quite a while and so i had a lot of money to give.
One of the girls in the youth group i help out at was in a car accident in which her friend died. I heard one of the prayer requests last Sunday was that they didn’t know how they were going to get around because their other car was in the shop.
Later that day I took a check for $602 to the older daughter in the family and said to use it to get a car up and going so their dad could go to work. I told her that i trusted her to cash the check and give it to her parents and to not say who had given it to her. And then i left.
A few days later I asked her if it got put to good use. She told me that she just gave it to her parents because she didn’t have a checking account, but that there wasn’t a problem. They could still get the money, she said.
A few days after that i went to a high school choir performance and stood at the back because I couldn’t stay long. At a short intermission a man came up to me and asked me to step outside. I told him he looked familiar but couldn’t place from where. We walked into the hall, he opened his arms and said, ‘give me a hug.’
I smiled and then it dawned on me. It was the girls’ father. He wrapped me in a big bear hug and said, “thank you for the offer.”
I said, “Will it get put to good use? Is your car up and going?”
He replied. “We won’t need it. The insurance covered it all.”
So now, again I have $602 to give away, plus this month’s percentage added on top. I think of all the possibilities. I could buy somebody’s groceries again. i could take a homeless man out to a lavish meal. I could buy coffee for everybody behind me at Starbucks again.
He calls some of us to to sell all we have and give it to the poor and follow him. If this is giving all I have to the poor, I had no idea it could be so much fun.”
This blog will hopefully record His giving adventures!