This is one of those timeless classic stories in the history of the S4J of generous giving. This is actually part A of the story, because by now we also know what happened later. We will also share part B of the story in the next post.
9 May 2011
On Friday afternoon I saw yet another amount paid into our banking account for the Sudan4Jesus fund.Through the reference I could see this was via Elane, one of the runners. This pushed up the total raised through her to a phenomenal R25,490. I contacted her so that she could thank the “fan” contributing in this way. Elane told me: “You’ve got to hear this…” and then told me the story! I asked her to e-mail the story to me. What a testimony of the amazing things God is doing through the Sudan4Jesus run!
Here’s what Elane wrote. Enjoy!
He then thought that he didn’t really want it, but it is bad custom to just give it back. So he, the newly weds and the MC came up with the idea to auction the garter and give the proceeds toward the Sudan4Jesus fund. The MC got on a chair, mike in the hand and introduced me as our runner, while explaining about Sudan4Jesus and the auctioning of the garter.
Imagine that?! So amazing!! He stood his promise proud and paid the money over last week! Thanks Arrie, you are GREAT!!
I’m attaching a photo. In it is Tersia, myself, Mari in front, Hannari the bride and Arrie, our hero of the story!