This story is too good not to share!
From The Christian Chronicle:
Exclusive: Church splits $1.5 million for good works
Let God write the story.
Pulpit minister Don McLaughlin made that request of the 1,400-member North Atlanta Church of Christ last fall as he revealed astonishing news.
A donor who asked to remain anonymous had given $1.5 million to be divided among all present that Sunday — from first-graders up — and spent on good works in the Lord’s name.
“The most amazing thing to me was that if you were at the service that day, even if you were a visitor, you could get a voucher because the elders felt like God had placed that person there for a reason,” said longtime member Cari Thornton, who has taught children’s Sunday school classes for more than 30 years.
Read the full story on The Chronicle’s website here.
I’m a big fan of the North Atlanta Church of Christ. I’ve heard Don preach several times and have always enjoyed it (besides this one time at a youth retreat – funny story – maybe I’ll share sometime), but really like what they’re doing with their recovery ministry. They go out of their way to minister to “the least of these” (Matt. 25:40), and this story is another example of that.
It’s wonderful! Again, I encourage you to read the entire story.
People stepping out in faith, doing good in the name of Jesus – I love it!