A church in Georgia paid off $10,000 in Walmart layaways as Christmas gifts for the families in their community.
Cascade United Methodist Church
On December 16, Kevin Murriel, senior pastor of Cascade United Methodist Church, personally went to Walmart to pay off the layaway for 23 families. The church decided to pay off $10,000 worth of layaway items in Walmart to bless these families this Christmas.
One of the recipients was a grieving mother who just lost her son. Suwanda McCreary lost her 28-year-old son in April of this year. Her son left her with three grandkids to care for.
“It’s a big help. It’s a tremendous help,” Suwanda said with tears in her eyes. “Because I really wasn’t able to do it.”
Walmart layaways & blessing others
Kevin and his church were not expecting something in return for their gift but they did have one request for the families: that they would pay it forward.
“We believe that we’ve been blessed to be a blessing to others. And that is why we are doing this. We are not asking you for anything and all we ask is that at some point in your life, you would pay it forward, that you would bless someone else. We are all blessed to be a blessing.”
The Cascade United Methodist Church wants to create a brighter future for the next generation.
“This is our future,” pastor Kevin said while pointing out a young girl. “And we want to make sure that the future is bright for Promise and those young people, children, that we have an immense responsibility to care for.”
Kevin ended by greeting everyone with a ‘Merry Christmas!’
“Everyone deserves a good Christmas,” pastor Kevin told the families gathered. “Merry Christmas and we hope that you are blessed by this gift.”
Reference: Fox News