Breeding Generosity

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  1. Lauren H says:

    Our heating unit broke at the end of last winter and it was going to cost $1500.00 to fix it. This was well above the amount we could pull from savings and it was very chilly. I posted about our plight and how we were tired of Murphy’s law moving in. A day or so later we had a Summit member show up at our house unannounced. They handed me an envelope and said “God told me to give this to you.” I thanked them profusely…this type of thing had never happened to me before. After they left I looked in the envelope and found $750.00. Exactly half of what we needed to fix the heat. We will never forget their generosity and willingness to obey God.

  2. Lauren Dyson says:

    I was overwhelmed when I had my baby. I know they say it’s not easy having a baby, but I don’t think anyone can convey how hard it actually is. I was amazed by the members of my small group that insisted on coming to sit with me while my husband was out of the house, or offered to watch my baby for an hour while I ran to the store. I wasn’t willing to accept their help at first (I thought I was supposed to be supermom!), but they insisted, and that was exactly what I needed.

  3. I am a bivocational pastor (a pastor with a full-time “regular job”). I lost my job a couple of years ago and was having trouble finding a new one. With 5 kids and Christmas on the way, my wife and I were a little nervous about what we were going to do. That’s when we received an anonymous cashier’s check in the mail for $1600. I was amazed, humbled, and filled with joy.

  4. Julia F. says:

    I also have a baby story. After having just given birth to my 4th child, I was a bit overwhelmed and suffering from post-partem depression. He was born 2 weeks before Thanksgiving. None of our family lived within 300 miles so our friends were the only help we had. My group of friends put together an entire Thanksgiving feast for us and delivered it to our house on Thanksgiving Day ready to put on the table. That was one of the best Thanksgiving’s we ever had! I’ll never forget that generosity.

  5. One time, my friend had two tootsie-roll tootsie-pops. And when he noticed me staring at them, he was like, “Do you want one?”

    That changed my life…

  6. Matthew Boyd says:

    My wife and I had just gotten married and she had never learned to drive, which wasn’t an immediate problem because we only had one car. After teaching her how to drive we had no idea what we would do for a second car. A friend called me up the day before he moved across the country and said, “Hey man, I am leaving in the morning, if you meet me you can have my second car.” Within an hour the car was ours! An awesome blessing and a car we are still driving.

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