Canadian Pastor Asks Congregation to Pay it Forward
A church pastor in Stittsville, Ontario, Canada passed out $10,000 worth of $100 bills this week to his congregation, asking them to "Take the money and go make the world a better place. "It didn't take long for some to come up with ideas... start a garden... help a flood victim.
Apparently the money was delivered to Pastor Steve Stewart's home in a folded manila envelope by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. The church's plan is connected to an American movement called the Kingdom Assignment, which encourages churches to get outside of their walls and serve others, and is based on the 25th chapter of the book of Matthew.
Pastor Steve has asked his flock at Community Bible Church to report back in 90 days on the results, telling them that he doesn't want the money back at the end of the summer.
What would you do with $100 to change the world for the better?
Read the full Ottawa Citizen article here.