The story behind this small yet incredibly meaningful church offering has gone viral.
At a recent Sunday service at the First United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C., one donation stood out amongst all the other offerings.
“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 on the back of the envelope read, “Please don’t be mad, I don’t have much, I’m homeless. God Bless.”
Church officials sought out the anonymous donor and told offered support him during his time of need, but the donor asked to stay unnamed and refused any assistance.
“He’s asked me to keep it between me, God, and the church,” Hamrick said. The story has spread across social media, with people from around the world sending their support and goodwill to the anonymous man. He says the small but important gift touched the hearts of both churchgoers and officials.
“I feel like he gave everything he had that morning.”