Every Sunday, the First United Methodist Church in Charlotte, NC, holds what it calls its Muffin Ministry. That's when the church offers breakfasts for all the people in the community who don't have a place to call home. Afterwards, the people are invited to stay for the Sunday service.
Posted by First United Methodist Church Charlotte, NC on Monday, September 3, 2012
One Sunday last year, two of the church members were going through the money collected at the service when one of them came across an envelope that had 18 cents in it.
The church member called the pastor, Patrick Hamrick, who turned the envelope over to find a note. It read: "Please don't be mad at me. I don’t have much. I’m homeless. God bless.”
Hamrick was so touched, he posted a photo of the envelope to Facebook along with a quote from Luke 21:3-4. “It warmed our hearts because proportionally that gift could be an average middle class person giving $1,000," he told ABC News. "I feel like he gave everything he had that morning and it’s a touching example of someone who has so little to give.”
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Hamrick eventually learned who the donor was, but the person wanted to stay anonymous, even when the pastor offered the community's help to get the man back on his feet.
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