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Lufkin church spreads kindness through random acts of goodness

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

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 their own.

"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," said Stanley

Stanley says she expects nothing in return for her giving, she just hopes her actions have a positive effect on others.

"In return those people could go to a drive thru and start a chain of people being kind to other people," said Stanley.

 And create an epidemic of kindness throughout the community.

"Gossip is contagious, bad attitudes are contagious and we want kindness to be contagious," said Yancey.

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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