Every Sunday at the predominately African American Nicholtown Presbyterian church, they take up a donation.
Last week they found quite an unexpected surprise in the collection basket: a $2,000 check. Even more surprising than the cash windfall, however, was the note left along with it.
Reverend Michael Sullivan told Fox Carolina,”The letter reads, ‘Dear sir or ma’am, please accept this donation of $2,000 to Nicholtown Presbyterian Church. I am white and used to be a terrible racist.”
“Thanks to Jesus and the Holy Spirit acting through the Presbyterian Church, I have been cleansed of that. I send this donation as a heartfelt apology to the African American community, as a sign of God’s love for you and as a sign for my love for you as well.”
— The Greenville News (@GreenvilleNews) May 23, 2017
In response, Sullivan said, “in a sense he [has] been changed from a particular mindset” through God’s grace.
Even though Sullivan and the congregation was shocked by the message, he is so grateful for the gift. Congregants also shared on social media, the moving letter helped them gain faith in humanity again.
Sullivan said, he plans to start a series of new youth programs in the area with the money.
(H/T: Fox Carolina)
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