What a touching gesture!
Sunday’s service was business as usual for First United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.
But it was one offering that warmed the hearts of everyone at the congregation, and it wasn’t the amount of money that moved them.
“After the service we have a couple of people called counters who process the offerings and put them in our safe,” Pastor Patrick Hamrick told ABC News. “The secretary called me over and in the envelope was a dime, a nickel, and three cents. That was the 18 cents. We flipped it over and the note was there.”
The note, written by an anonymous donor, said:
“Please don’t be mad. I don’t have much. I’m homeless. God Bless.”
“We were very touched by it,” Hamrick said. “I just had a phone call from the person who says that he’s the one.”
Barry Collins, a long-time church member and office volunteer, believes the man had eaten breakfast with the church Sunday morning and left the note behind afterwards.