GoFundMe Campaign Backfires on Cancer Patient’s Mom

Government income limits could keep the family from collecting $15,000 in donations.

CHR Comment: Tavi Gilmore is fifteen years old and needs chemotherapy. Riverton Park United Methodist Church is offering assistance to the family though such generosity has simultaneously interfered with the government assistance the family was receiving. This is a good example of how taking initiative to help oneself can backfire under government regulation. Lord, have mercy.

Source: GoFundMe campaign backfires on cancer patient’s mom

Church Tips Driver $1,000 for $5.99 Pizza

A Domino’s driver was left in tears when an Ohio church congregation tipped her more than $1,000 after she delivered a $5.99 pizza, according to local media.

CHR Comment: The congregation was studying generosity. One notes, however, that someone was video taping the exchange with the driver and somehow the story was delivered to local media. It looks more like a publicity stunt than a random act of kindness.

“But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” (Matthew 6:3-4)

Source: Church tips driver $1,000 for $5.99 pizza