- May 19, 2008
One Sunday, in counting the money in the weekly offering,
the pastor of the Granville Presbyterian church
found a pink envelope containing $1,000.
It happened again the next week.
The following Sunday, he watched as the offering
was collected and saw a little old lady put the
distinctive pink envelope in the plate.
This went on for weeks until the
pastor, overcome by curiosity, approached her.
'Ma'am, I couldn't help but notice that you put $1,000
a week in the collection plate,'
'Why yes,' she replied, 'every week my son sends me money,
and I give some of it to the church.'
The pastor asked, 'That's wonderful, how much
does he send you?'
The old lady replied, '$10,000 a week.'
The pastor was amazed.
'Your son is very successful!
What does he do for a living?'
'He is a veterinarian,' she answered.
'That is an honorable profession,' the pastor said.
'Where does he practice?'
The little old lady said proudly,
'In Nevada. He has two cat houses in Las Vegas and
one in Reno .'
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