Sunday, May 22, 2011

Tell us what you did.

Did you get one of these at a RockPointe service this morning?


What did you do with it? Comment below to tell us your story. 
You can always choose to comment anonymously, too.

40 comments:

  1. I gave $5 to a lady that lost her job.

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  2. My husband and I pooled ours together...he had $500, and I had $5. We gave $200 to an elderly lady that is raising her granddaughter (whom is in our daughters class)..she works very hard to take care of the little girl because the girls parents can't. She couldn't pay her water bill, or buy food this week. Then we gave $50 to the greeter at wal-mart who told us he was having an awful day..he didn't look well. Both were so GRATEFUL! Then we went downtown and bought a bunch of cheeseburgers and teas and fed MANY homeless lunch. (and we still have $150 to help elsewhere!). We are so grateful for a church with such a kind heart...this was an amazing experience...we didn't think today could have been sooo much fun! Tears of joy from these people! It felt so good! And our kids were able to get involved also...taught them that not everyone has it good! We had an amazing day helping others. We love our church and our church family very much! Have never seen a pastor or church with such a generous heart!

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  3. I pooled my money together with a friend from church, between the two of us we had $10, I went ahead and added another $10 to this and we gave this money to a single Mom that otherwise would not have had money to get to and from work for the week. She has to take care of her son that has autisim and sever ADHD...I also had them over and made them a hot dinner, I know the both enjoyed the company and the kind gesture...I am feeling so blessed to know that I am able to help and make a difference for someone else...

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  4. I spent the afternoon with my stepdaughter who is about to go out into the world as a single mother of 2. We wrote her first resume and made a trip to Office Depot to purchase paper. When we were done she made a list of 10 places to go to today. I pray she looks to the Lord to guide her today as she begins her new life.

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  5. Is it okay if I keep it a secret and let God bless me for what I did?? :) I love my family at RockPointe Church!

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  6. Email to info@rockpointechurch.com: I took the money that RockPointe handed out and I bought diapers in the most common sizes and took them to local area food banks. I wanted to Thank You for teaching me a valuable lesson. I now understand that all money is truly Gods' money, no matter the amount.

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  7. My envelope had $10 inside. I donated it to the Red Cross for disaster relief in Missouri. What an awesome lesson this was! I thank God for sending me to Pastor Shayne, and have finally found a church home. This "assignment" literally brought tears to my eyes. I saw in the congregation that I wasn't the only one who teared up.

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  8. Bummed I missed church so I could give money away... I pray I win the lotto someday as I have always been a giver in some sort of way. It is a joy to give and see how happy people are to recieve.

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  9. I was waiting for the perfect opportunity to come along to bless someone with the $5 I received. This morning I had to sign a permission slip (because somehow this one had slipped by me) for a field trip and right on the form it had a place to mark if you wanted to sponsor another student. I knew right then that was where my $5 was meant to go. I added another $5 and was able to sponsor 5 kids. I also added a nice note that our church gave away money for us to bless someone else and that was what I was doing. Thanks Rockpointe, you ROCK!!!!! Elizabeth (:

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  10. Email to info@rockpointechurch.com: I posted on the wall what I did with my money but later received this thank you note and wanted to share with you guys. I just love that Rockpointe is getting such positive awareness in the community. This teacher even cc'd 6 other people in the school district so she was spreading the word as well.
    "Thank you so much for the $10 donation to help sponsor students who can not afford to go on the field trip. I love to hear stories about paying it forward. It is wonderful that you received a blessing at church and then added to it to sponsor some students.
    You are greatly appreciated."

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  11. My envelope contained $20, but I didn't know that until I picked up my daughter from Rockstars, told her the story of why we had the envelope and we prayed about how God wanted us to use His money this week. As soon as I heard the story about the animals rescued from the home in Bastrop, I heard God telling me "That's it!" I went home that afternoon and spoke to my child about what she thought of donating the money to the animal shelter to better their life and help God's creatures. Her little eyes welled up with tears and she said the same thing I heard from God, "That's it. That's where God wants us to donate his money, Mommy."

    What an awesome experience to share with my child to teach us both it all belongs to God and we are just here to facilitate his plan. Thank you Rockpointe for giving us this experience. I am so proud to be a part of a church with such a big heart!

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  12. The lady that cuts my hair is single and has been having a financially rough time lately. She recently changed salons and therefore must build her clientele back up. I tipped her my normal amount plus the $5 that I received in my envelope. I am sure it won’t do much to help her pay any bills but maybe it will provide her with a little bit of joy somehow…someway.

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  13. I received $5 in my envelope and used it to buy a single college student a little birthday gift and then took her to lunch.

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  14. So I got 5 bucks on Sunday. I've been thinking all week long what I should do with it. Yesterday I go by Sonic on my way to work (Like I do every day)and the girl gives me my drink with a big ole smile. Like she always does. When I drove away it hit me..."That's who I give it to!". So I determined I'd give that to her when I go by tomorrow. So today I went by and when I pulled up I couldn't find the $5. I looked everywhere. I thought I'll just get some out of my wallet. When I opened my wallet all I had was a $100 bill. I said out loud, "Really!, Come on God!" The mental and spiritual battle was on. So I pulled up to the window and got my drink. I took a deep breath and said, "my church gave away the offering to all of us to help someone and I didn't know if you needed help or not but I felt you were the one I was supposed to give this to" So I gave her the $100. With a really big smile and some teary eyes she said thank you. I told her, "God loves you and a church loves you". I drove off. When I turned the corner I remembered...I put the $5 in my back pocket! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!! When I got to work I got out of the car and dropped my drink! Wow, that was a $95 coke I just dropped! But it feels good because I know God knows what's happening in her life and let me be a part of it today! I love being a part of a church like this!

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  15. I received $10 in the envelope this week. I put in $10 more dollars and got a Walmart Giftcard to send to Joplin.

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  16. My family added to what we were given and purchased a haircut and color for a young mom who would never have otherwise done this for herself. They are trying really hard to honor God with their finances and this just isn't in their budget. Hopefully it will be an encouragement for them to keep on and not give up.

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  17. We gave it to Joplin relief. Seemed like the right place to put it.

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  18. My husband and I each got $5 in our envelopes. We put ours together and added a little to it and got a teacher a gift card to a resturant. She is a single mom who works two jobs so we thought she would be blessed by it.

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  19. I received $20 and bought things needed for the Joplin relief.

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  20. I am amazed! I go to another church, so tell me how this was done!

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  21. We struggled all week thinking of who we could help with $15. It was Friday evening and we were still not sure what we would do with God's money. We went out to have dinner that same night. When I was ordering the food for my children and husband I turned and told him that I had a terrible stomach ache. As soon as the food was brought to our table the cashier that had taken our order brought me a bowl full of rice and told me that eating that would make my stomach feel better soon. It did, and when I finished I thanked her for her kindness. I went to the car and told my husband how blessed I felt that a stranger took the time to try to help me even though we were last minute customers. I knew then that God was helping us answer our week long question. I got the envelopes and went back inside to give her the money. I explained to her where it came from and that we wanted her to be blessed by it. Her eyes showed a lot of gratitude and she gave me a big hug. Whether she goes to school and works late or this is her main occupation I am sure she can use this little extra cash for gasoline. I am not sure what her needs were, but I do believe in my heart that she will continue to bless others like she did with me.

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  22. My husband and I took our $5 each - pooled it together to buy soap for Pointe of HOpe

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  23. I gave the $5 to the mom of a disabled girl and asked her to take her to lunch. The mother was touched by this.

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  24. Brock & Shawna KingMay 31, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    My Husband and I both gave our money to our friend he works with that is struggling.

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  25. I received $5 and decided to give to the food bank at HEB. To help the hungry was an awesome thing to do!

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  26. passed on to a friends sister who was in need.

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  27. I got $100.00 and gave it to my 82 yr old grandmother who needs dental work. She only has 2 teeth that work so it makes it very hard to eat, smile, etc. This money is going to help go towards the procedure. She never does anything for herself and is always taking care of my grandfather so she was very appreciative. Thank You!

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  28. someone needed money for thyroid medicine at Walmart.

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  29. I gave the money to a lady standing on the street corner with a sign. she said " God Bless you". I told her it was God's money, so she should say a little prayer.

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  30. added $10 to make $20 and donated to College Heights Christian Church Storm Fund- Joplin, MO

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  31. added to double it and donated to a cancer patient in Hutto with no insurance

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  32. I missed church last week, but was inspired after hearing about it this Sunday. I was down to my last $18 so I thought I would wait until payday to do something. As I was leaving church I noticed a woman looking in the offering box for some help and there was no cash. I pulled out $5 for her even though I wasn't sure I'd have gas to get to work today. That same afternoon a good friend of mine and I ran an errand and she noticed I was low on gas and helped me out. It's awesome how God works!!

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  33. We pooled our money for the Joplin relief project. I heard they needed money because they cannot get into their bank accounts.

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  34. OFFERING I GAVE-- I took our offering and blessed my neighbor to help her fix her car. I went a little further and gave her a couple of bags of groceries and a couple bags of clothes. She is a single mom losing her place to live. So I helped have food and transportation, She in turn used half the money to help a lady in line ahead of her who's card wouldn't work.THank you God!

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  35. What I did with God's money- Purchased 2 tubs and food for the Joplin project. My husband and I pooled our $5 together.

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  36. OFFERING I GAVE AWAY-- Last week I received $20.00 in my envelope. I knew immediately who to give the gift to. A friend/co-worker going through a tough time financially and found out she was pregnant and didn't have $ for prenatal pills/vitamins. I picked up a $20.00 gift card to Wal-Mart and slipped it in her purse at work. Amen.

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  37. I used my $5 to feed a kid at his school for the week.

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  38. Our family received $5 each, so we put it together and added extra money to give to a lady we met on a plane. She was seated next to us and was on her way to Kuwait to buy shoes for children. She said that $5 would buy 3 pair of shoes for children for Kuwait so with the $15 we had total from RockPoint plus what we added, she will be able to buy multiple pairs of shoes for these children...thanks RockPoint for such a powerful lesson in giving. It is like children take for granted how money in their family is spent or earned unless it is their's. When they are given the responsibility, they put more thought into how it is spent and more pride into the end result. We are all still children.

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  39. We gave $30 to a woman who had terrible domestic problems & had to move to San Antonio. She cried because that gift made it possible for her to take her kids to school for the last few days. She said "God is good"

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  40. I was very nervous about handling God’s money, even before I knew how much I was given. I thought this is crazy and I don’t want to be responsible for this money no matter the amount. I finally opened the envelope and was slightly relieved that it was $20 and not more. Until I started thinking who or what would I spend it on? The longer I thought about it the more mentally exhausted I became. I threw around a few ideas, some of which Shayne spoke about, but none really felt perfect for the fit. One of my ideas was to donate to local food banks, which are always in need. So without much certainty, I drove to HEB with the intention of buying some diapers to drop off to the areas’ local food banks. As I walked into the store to get the items, I felt better about the purchase. It will help the less fortunate, I thought. As I left, the sense of awareness surrounded me. I realized what had been preached to me, that it is all God’s money. I now know why I couldn’t decide, because there are so many things, so many people, and so many ways to help out that this amount alone was to teach me a valuable lesson. That we can help out by giving to others with our time, with our efforts, and with God’s money, even as little as 20 bucks. Thank you RockPointe, for helping to teach us.

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