Giving Story | We’re Surrounded by Hidden Opportunities

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All of us desperately need giving heroes.  We need to hear about the generous things people are doing.  In those stories, God can help us to become more generous.  We don’t often get to hear those stories because we don’t want our left hand to know what our right hand is doing :).  However, here at MH4C, we’ll use this anonymous format to share encouraging giving stories.

If you have a story to submit, please email it Craig at mhforc at  If you want to learn more about Friday giving stories, click here.

We’re Surrounded by Hidden Opportunities

This giving story was submitted by an MH4C reader.

This past week I was in our local thrift store. 

It is run by a church in town to benefit former women drug addicts reunite with their families.  The women also work in the back of the store, sorting clothes and putting them on the racks. 

While shopping, I overheard one of the women telling the cashier that her tooth really hurt.  After the woman went to the back of the store, I asked the cashier what the problem was with the woman’s tooth.  The cashier (also a church member) explained that she wanted the woman to go to the local walk-in clinic as it appeared to her that the woman’s tooth was becoming infected.  Unfortunately, the budget was low and the earliest she would be able to go would be 3 more days.  I asked the cashier how much money it would take and she stated about $75. 

I excused myself, went to the ATM and returned with $100 and handed it to the cashier.  The only thing I asked that it be anonymous.  I left knowing that I was able to help someone who is really trying to help herself. 

It felt really good and I have not, for one minute, missed the money.

DK, thanks for submitting this story. It is a beautiful reminder of the truth of Acts 20:35.

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”

If you have a giving story you want to share (something you’ve done or something some has done for you), then send it to mhforc at gmail dot com.

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