Church on Sunday would be the best place to be for members of the Preston Meadow Lutheran Church in Plano, Texas as their pastor blessed everyone present during the service with cash gifts totaling $125,000 (N45million)
According to Fox News, Pastor Paul Mussachio gifted attendees at the church envelopes filled with cash of different amounts.
“Best surprise ever!. I can’t wait to figure out how to spend it to bless others. What a great lesson on giving for my kids.” One member tweeted
Each person or family opened an envelope that had a blank check totaling either $250, $500, or $1,000 with a simple request: cash it before Easter Sunday, and instead of giving it back to the church, look for ways to pay it forward, especially for those in need.
Best surprise ever! Our church gave us money so we could use it to bless others. I can’t wait to figure out how to spend it to bless others. What a great lesson on giving for my kids. #ilovemychurch #prestonmeadowgives pic.twitter.com/MFn5osMyOv
— Rene Walls (@RWalls0313) March 5, 2018
“The instructions are pretty simple. Whatever the greatest need is in your life right now, whatever God is placing on your heart, give to that.” Mussachio told the congregation
They also received a pamphlet about the giving project.
“We are blessed to be a blessing, so look for those around you who are in need of this kind of blessing right now,” the instructions on a pamphlet read. “People near or far to you, strangers, organizations close to your heart or our church.”
The message included the Bible verse, Luke 6:38:
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.”
Mussachio said generosity is one of the main values at their church.
“Generosity, we believe, isn’t how much you have or how much you give, but it is who you are toward other people in life, and we wanted to live that out in a big way,” the pastor said in a video online.