Food For Thought 2/17/2023

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The Chaplain and The Boy’s Nickel

When Chaplain McCabe, who later on became a bishop, had set out to raise a million dollars for missions he met many disappointments and was often greatly discouraged. One day while going through a mail that was particularly discouraging, he finally came across a letter from a boy, from which fell a badly-battered five-cent piece. The letter, in a boyish scrawl, and liberally punctuated with blots, read:

Dear Chaplain McCabe:

I’m sure you’re going to get a million dollars for missions. And I’m going to help you get it too. So here’s a nickel toward it. It’s all I’ve got right now, but if you need any more, you just call on me.

This became one of the Chaplain’s most effective stories in his money-raising campaign, and by it he was eventually able to reach his goal. A boy’s nickel, multiplied, became a million dollars. He helped far more than he knew.
~ Evangelistic Illustration

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About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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