57 Cents A Sunday morning sermon

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    BlackGun
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    Some may not think this is appropriate for a gun related forum, but it touched my heart and I wanted to share it with those who will take the time to read it

    .A sobbing little girl stood near a small church from which
    she had been turned away because it was too crowded.
    "I can't go to Sunday School?" she sobbed to the pastor
    as he walked by. Seeing her shabby, unkempt
    appearance, the pastor guessed the reason and, taking
    her by the hand, took her inside and found a place for her in
    the Sunday school class. The child was so touched that
    she went to bed that night thinking of the children who have
    no place to worship Jesus.

    Some two years later, this child lay dead in one of the poor
    tenement buildings and the parents called for the kindhearted
    pastor, who had befriended their daughter, to handle the final
    arrangements. As her poor little body was being moved, a
    worn and crumpled purse was found which seemed to have
    been rummaged from some trash dump. Inside was found
    57 cents and a note scribbled in childish handwriting which
    read, "This is to help build the little church bigger so more
    children can go to Sunday school." For two years she had
    saved for this offering of love. When the pastor tearfully read
    that note, he knew instantly what he would do.

    Carrying this note and the cracked, red pocketbook to the
    pulpit, he told the story of her unselfish love and devotion.
    He challenged his deacons to get busy and raise enough
    money for the larger building. But the story does not end
    there! A newspaper learned of the story and published it.
    It was read by a Realtor who offered them a parcel of land
    worth many thousands. When told that the church could
    not pay so much, he offered it for 57 cents. Church members
    made large donations. Checks came from far and wide.
    Within five years the little girl's gift had increased to
    $250,000.00--a huge sum for that time (near the turn of the
    century).

    Her unselfish love had paid large dividend. If you are in the
    city of Philadelphia, look up Temple Baptist Church, with
    a seating capacity of 3,300 and Temple University, where
    hundreds of students are trained. Have a look, too, at
    the Good Samaritan Hospital and at a Sunday School building
    which houses hundreds of Sunday Schoolers, so that no child
    in the area will ever need to be left outside during Sunday
    school time.

    In one of the rooms of this building may be seen the picture
    of the sweet face of the little girl whose 57 cents, so sacrificially
    saved, made such remarkable history. Alongside of it is a
    portrait of her kind pastor, Dr. Russell H. Conwell, author of
    the book, Acres of Diamonds.


    Just look what God can do .....even with only 57 cents!






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    BG, good reading.

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    Praise the LORD!
    Going to show this to my Sister.
    She went to Temple University.
    Thanks for the post.
    Charlie D
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    not want.

    Flhunter
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    Great post, Thank you for sharing.





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    Investig8tor
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    Now I'm all chocked up. Great true story.

    Tac401
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    First off,

    This forum IS for ANYTHING that ANYONE wants to
    post!

    Second, I commend you for such a heart felt story!

    Bravo to you my friend! Bravo!

    Tac
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    Xracer
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    A wonderful story....and I can't think of a better place for it!

    berto64
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    Got my watershed working. Great Post
    Berto

    varmit hunter
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    You know good and well i cant spell,special with both eyes full of tears.Kinda made us all stop thnking about that new gun we wont for little while uh guys?

    shooter22
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    Thanks Steve!

    shooter22



    Zigzag2
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    SUPERB!!! I can't thank you enough for shareing with us.

    Zig

    zombiedawg
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    NICE STORY

    Is there a place on line to see this girl's pic?
    RANGE ME
     
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