More Than Money
In August of 2018, my family went on the Wreck the Roof journey with The Crossing, looking for ways to give from our family’s income. We prayed and discussed a number that was outside our comfort level, so we decided we would take on an extra job or two for the period of time during the generosity initiative. While traveling to visit our family, we rode in a “Lyft” (Ride Share) car to go from point A to point B. I shared with my wife, “I could do this back home as a way to make additional money for our WTR commitment.” Little did I know that I would make so much more than money.
One school morning, before going to my office, I dropped off my youngest child at the school steps and turned on the “Lyft” app to see if I could get a ride or two prior to my work day. I turned on the app and was immediately put into “que” for a ride, across town. I was picking up Lisa, at a car mechanic shop, where she was dropping off her car to be repaired. I pulled up and Lisa got in the back seat and shared that she was headed to work.
It was a Monday morning, so I asked Lisa, “How was your weekend?” I got the answer, “It was ok.” I could tell that it wasn’t ok, so I shared that I had gone to church yesterday and shared the quick version of the message that was delivered by Jerry that weekend. That was enough for Lisa to open up and share that her weekend wasn’t that great. She was upset, even crying about her weekend. As I pulled into her work’s parking lot, I asked if I could pray with her, for a better week.. She asked what church I attended and I shared, “The Crossing. You are welcome to join us if you don’t have church home.”
Lisa joined us and sat with us at church that next Sunday, at the 9 am service. We then invited Lisa to join our Life Group, which she did. She continues to come to church and life group and shares her faith with others. This past month, September 2020, she invited her nephew who didn’t have a relationship with Christ. After his first weekend attending, he came back on the next Thursday evening service and made the decision to be baptized and start his relationship with Jesus Christ. Adam is now attending and serving. The glory goes to Christ!
– Steve, Lima