Friday, May 15, 2009

A sobbing little girl stood near a small church

A sobbing little girl stood near a small church from which she'd 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 &, taking her by the hand, took her inside & found a place for her in the Sunday school class. The child was so happy that they found room for her, 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 befriended her, to handle the final arrangements. As her poor little body was being moved, a worn, crumpled purse was found which seemed to have been rummaged from some trash dump.Inside was 57 cents & 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'd do. Carrying this note & the cracked, red pocketbook to the pulpit, he told the story of her unselfish love & devotion. The challenged his deacons to get busy & raise enough $ for the larger building.

But the story does not end there! A newspaper learned of the story & published it. It was read by a Realtor who offered them a parcel of land worth thousands. When told that the church couldn't pay so much, he offered it for 57 cents. Church members made large donations. Checks came from far & 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.

When you're in the city of Philadelphia, look up Temple Baptist Church, with a seating capacity of 3,300 & Temple U., where hundreds of students are trained. Have a look, too, at the Good Samaritan Hospital & 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 it is a portrait of her kind, pastor, Dr. Russel H. Conwell, author of the book, "Acres of Diamonds"A true story, which goes to show WHAT GOD, CAN DO WITH 57 cents.

Please send this back.- You'll see why. St. Theresa Prayer (cannot bedeleted).

REMEMBER to make a wish before you read the prayer. That's all youhave to do. There is nothing attached. This is a powerful novena. Justsend this to four people and let me know what happens on the fourth day....Do not break this, please. Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive. There is no cost but a lot of reward. (This is true) (Did you make a wish?) If you don't make a wish, it won't come true. Last Chance to wish.

May today there be peace withinMay you trust your highest power that you are exactly where you’re meant to be....

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received, & pass on the love that’s been given to you....

May you be content knowing you are a child of God....Let this presence settle into our bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, It is there for all of you....

Send -This to 7 People in the next 5 minutes & your wish will come true.

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