Paying Forward a $500 Gift
--by songinmyheart, posted Apr 13, 2010
Every Wednesday for 2 years now, a group of us ladies goes to a special thrfit store to look for some bargains. At this store, you could buy anything you could put in a bag for only $1!
I bought a few bags and came home to sort it all out on my kitchen floor, as I usually do. As I was looking at a men's leather coat, I started to check it for any flaws. I felt something in a hidden inside pocket, so I pulled it out . It was store purchase receipts, but I did not think much of it until I unraveled it and suddenly saw a $100 bill!!!! OH MY! Well, when my husband and I finished counting it all, it ended up being $500! My husband and I were in shock! Unfortunately, there was no way to find out who the original owner was as these were clothes we bought from a thrift store.
Well the story goes that only four hours later, it was time to go to a meeting at our church. While we were there, a humble. young gentleman was visiting and he was asked about himself. He told us that he was going to college to become a missionary to El Salvador. His college attendance and education was free at this particualr college but he still had to pay an enrollment fee of guess how much?? $500! And he did not know where that would come from.
We immidiately gave him the $500 we had found earlier that day and he was so very, very thankful and humble. We told him the story of how it came into our hands...everyone was so grateful!
We are still in awe!