Written by Doug Wagner | Executive Director
While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box. 2 Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins. 3 “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. 4 For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.”
Lk 21:1-4 NLT
Once the Fellowship House children became aware that some children their age are stuck in the hospital, dealing with serious illnesses and injuries, they began praying for them. Then they agreed to designate their Thursday worship offerings to purchase kits from the ‘Clock Doc’, to be assembled into whimsical clock faces and given to hospital patients to raise their spirits. A couple days later, Freddie pulled Ms. Lisa aside during recreation time and presented her with a dollar bill—a king’s ransom for a 2nd grader. Children with much smaller sums can’t resist the lure of “the store” where they spend it all. Ms. Lisa suggested that Freddie hold onto his dollar and present his offering on Thursday. But Freddie was insistent—maybe he was afraid of succumbing to temptation to spend it before Thursday arrived. “No, take it now.” As he turned away to play with the others, Freddie’s little hand discovered something else in his pocket—a dime—which he also gave to Ms. Lisa. Just like the generous widow, Freddie gave everything he had. And no one but Ms. Lisa knew what he had done.
Thank you so much for your generous support of the work of Fellowship House of South Camden over the past year! We feel very blessed to be able to share material goods and the gospel with those in our community in need of both. The Board of Directors and staff at Fellowship House wish you and your family every Christmas blessing—above all, the abundant life promised by our Lord Jesus Christ.
PS—Still two days left to make a tax-deductible gift for 2013!