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Mike and I really enjoyed today’s sermon on tithing. I am reminded of a story we have to tell: Mike and I had been married about a year and for the first time in our lives had been faithful in tithing and watched God provide for us over and over. For the first time in both of our lives we actually had a savings account. One Sunday after our pastor preached on tithing my dear husband felt led to offer a challenge to our entire church. He told the church that if they would test God and tithe for three months and see that God would give back more than they tithed, or that if it hurt their standard of living, that we would repay what they had given back to them if they had tithed and God was not faithful. I, of
course, was a bit shocked and more than a little anxious that he had made this challenge without asking for my ‘wisdom’ on this matter. Nevertheless, I nervously smiled and went along with his challenge. (I did ask his if he was sure he had heard from the Lord.)

Well, three months later one church member ‘Richard’ came to us with this story. He had taken Mike up on his challenge thinking he couldn’t lose. This was when Emus were starting to be a new investment as the new red meat. Richard felt led to purchase a breeding pair of Emus at
a hearty $500.00. This was a huge investment for his family. The prices started to rise with the pairs going to over $6,000 in a very short period of time. Richard was then awakened early one morning by the Holy Spirit and told to sell them that day. He did sell them that
day and guess what? The next day the prices started falling. Needless to say, God was faithful and our savings stayed in the bank. Now, I am not saying to invest in Emus but God was and is always faithful. And that is just one of our financial testimonies.
Phyllis Steinborn


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