300 five dollars bills were passed out
at random to the congregation at Lufkin First Assembly Sunday morning.
"Invest into somebody, spread the
kindness of Christ," said Jeremy Yancey, Executive Pastor, LFA.
The money was given out as a part of the
church's "Five" series, helping members jump start 2013 by fasting, reading the
bible and showing love to others.
Member Darnald Kimble hasn't used his five
dollars yet but he believes the opportunity helps many puts other's need before
"I don't know about you but for
me I think about myself a lot but if you're asked to do something for somebody
else with five dollars you're like oh I can bless today," said Darnald
Kimble, LFA member.
One of the ways LFA challenged their
members to show kindness was to pick up the tab for the person behind them at
the drive thru.
"Whether its Starbucks, Taco Bell
or Catfish King we want to show the tangible love of Christ in a kind practical
way," said Yancey.
Angelina College student Dakota Stanley headed
right over to McDonald's after class to buy lunch for a perfect stranger.
"Going through a drive thru and paying
for someone else's meal that's not some you do every day but its good to do
that, its giving me a new perspective on how I should view things in 2013,"
Stanley says she expects nothing in
return for her giving, she just hopes her actions have a positive effect on
"In return those people could go
to a drive thru and start a chain of people being kind to other people,"
And create an epidemic of kindness throughout
"Gossip is contagious, bad
attitudes are contagious and we want kindness to be contagious," said
The "Five" series
will continue at Lufkin First Assembly Sunday at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
The congregation will be challenged to bring cleaning
items to donate to the Lufkin Dream Center.
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