Alfred Street Baptist Church did a remarkable thing for some students of Howard University in Washington. They did an amazing thing in the name of God.
Howard University in Washington, DC is a historically black university and one of the best universities in the country. But its private higher education comes at a steep cost. Because of that, the congregation at Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria decided to help raise funds for struggling students. They fasted for 30 days abstained from food, social media, and frivolous spending. Through their fast they were able to raise. $150,000.
The church helped 34 students pay their tuition so that they could freely go to school without worrying about crippling debt.
Mya Thompson is one of those people who received the blessing from Alfred Street. “I get financial aid, but sometimes it doesn’t cover – like this semester it doesn’t cover my whole tuition package that I have to pay to the university,” Mya shared.
“The fact that this weight is lifted off my shoulders, I am forever grateful. I will forever think about this,” said Mya.
Alfred Street Baptist Church is truly an inspiration to all churches.
Their act of kindness and sacrifice brought so much hope not just to the students but also for their families.
Together let’s pray for more churches who will come together to help their communities. A group of Christians who will boldly share the love of God not just in words but also in action.
Credits: CBN News
This article was written by Kriza Jo L. Tanduyan.