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I used a portion of the money I received from the church to make a donation to Samaritan's Pursue that provides physical & spiritual Aid in Jesus’ Name to crisis areas around the world.

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Religious freedom is important for any society to flourish and so I make a donation from the money I received from church to advance religious freedom for Christians and churches through the American Center for Law & Justice. Thank you for allowing to do this.

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I was able to contribute the money towards meal cards for a family with a child suffering from complications from previously having Covid and being in and out of the hospital.

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I was my local grocery store, ACME, and noticed they were asking for financial donations to give PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to local schools so I made a donation to provide 10 bags to children.

PHYSICAL

Our friend's house burned down to the ground. She was not able to grab anything. She lost everything. To respond to this need I contacted the church to see if they could help along with us to provide some gift cards to meet her practical needs until her insurance kicks in. Thank You God for a generous church family to help people who face such situations like this one.

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I saw the church announcement on how we are providing children access to clean water through World Vision. Therefore, I gave $50 to provide one child clean water to drink, to wash hands, to bathe. Thank you Jesus!

PHYSICAL

Our family sees the need of hungry children in the world and also sees the need of families desiring to start a business. So our family decided to give a pair of rabbits through World Vision catalog to help a local family overseas. Rabbits can easily produce 50 rabbits in single year. Not only is this a fantastic way to help feed hungry children, its also a great small family business.

PHYSICAL

I was walking out of a store and turned around just in time to see a man fall down behind me. I had the opportunity to help him get back on his feet and gather his things. We ended up having a lovely chat about the trouble he sometimes has with his legs. I helped him get close to his car and safely on his way. It was a “God appointment” for both of us.

ENCOURAGEMENT

Our small group spent time praying for teachers and students, and all those involved in education in the Brewster area. The next day, I had an opportunity to speak to one of the senior leaders in the Brewster School District. I let her know that we had prayed for her and she was very deeply touched by that. She mentioned how discouraged they had all become through Covid and how much they appreciated our prayers.

ENCOURAGEMENT

When I go grocery shopping, I bring 2-sided cards that have a Bible verse printed in the midst of a black-and-white drawing that can be colored in. On the blank back side, I write an encouraging message which points back to Jesus and then leave it on the car next to me. Sometimes, a gift card is left to help with the expenses.

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A colleague, our department housekeeper, struggles to provide for her extended family. She is diabetic and suffers from painful neuropathy. Her doctor recommended high dose vitamins which she cannot afford and will not use money she needs for her family to buy vitamins for herself. I have been providing her with the vitamins and medication counseling for her and her family. We pray together at work for our families, colleagues and patients. She is a blessing to all she works with.

PHYSICAL

We bought several bags of non-perishable groceries and delivered them to a group drop-off point for distribution to people living in poverty.

PRAYER

Mental health is on the rise and I knew someone who struggles with their mental well being. I sensed God asking me to call this person and ask them are you okay? Later asked them I know life is a struggle but how bad and painful has it gotten for you? This allowed them to just to talk and I ended the conversation by blessing them with the gift of prayer. Who do you know that might need you to ask them are you okay?

PHYSICAL

Someone was going to have surgery and their recovery was going to be weeks so just asked what is one of your favorite meals? They responded and made it for them. It met a physical need but more than that showed God's tangible presence that this person is loved and cared.

ENCOURAGEMENT

I knew that a community leader in Brewster needed some encouragement. They were weary and exhausted from all the changes and criticism due to the pandemic, so I sent them a written out prayer asking God to refresh them based on Proverbs 11:25. Their response to their prayer was well received. They even mentioned it made them cry.

ENCOURAGEMENT

I asked God to lead me to an opportunity and while in a local store, a book stood out to me. It was called "1,000 Prayers for Difficult Times." In the section dedicated to prayers for financial struggles, the Lord led me to leave a surprising donation and pray for the unknown person who God has appointed to receive His encouragement and blessing.

PHYSICAL

I sent a sympathy basket to a friend whose job is not working out like he wanted too. He is separated from his family, and his father and brother recently died. May God use this basket so he knows that people care and love him and ultimately God loves him.

ENCOURAGEMENT

It brought hope through showing love and kindness to a stranger. I was praying to God to please lead me to someone with a need and searched all day but wasn’t truly lead. The next day some one came to me with an opportunity to help someone who lost so much. I knew it was God’s call to action. Praise you my Lord and savior in that you give us good works that share your mighty love and bring new life and light.

SERVICE

In my neighborhood, a home health aide was having difficulty leaving the house to do shopping for the elderly couple. I was happy that she reached to to me and I was able to do the shopping for them. She knows my love for Jesus and that is where He shines.


OTHER

An incident happened in public and then got blown out of proportion on Facebook. Knowing the parties involved and that the reputation of one was being maligned, I quietly went to the proper authorities and gave an account of the person being misjudged. Because of my action, the person was absolved of any wrong doing. It was not something I initially felt comfortable doing but I felt the hand of God on me to do the right thing.

PHYSICAL

We gave small gifts to each of the children at a local homeless shelter, along with a note letting them know that we were doing this because we loved them and it was God’s blessing for them. The gifts were small age-appropriate toys or craft items with gift cards.

ENCOURAGEMENT

One of my college friends has cancer and is struggling through chemotherapy. A group of us got together and each sent her gifts, timed so they would arrive one on each day for a month. She was thrilled to feel our love and support at such a difficult time in her life.

FINANCIAL

My initial thought was to use the funds to bless a local mission here in Florida, created and facilitated by a woman in one of my bible study groups, which helps poor families. However, yesterday, I received an email from one of our oversees missionaries, Nate Dwight, who advised of the critical situation in the country where he serves. Immediately I was convicted to not only donate the $50 from FBC to his mission, but also to add more funds myself. In his email, Nate advised that $30 would feed an entire family for one month. The "purposeful act" that convicted my heart was to feed three families! I immediately felt blessed to have addressed an immediate and critical need. Thank you FBC for this initiative and for allowing me to help others in the name of Jesus!

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A donation was made to The Food Bank of Hudson Valley to purchase various baby supplies.

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There is a person I work with that is a single mother and she was in need so I gave her the $50 that the church gave me to bless someone. She was touched. She cried. I gave her the card and she said she may begin to watch the church's service online. Praise God for how he meets the needs of others through us!

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I've just decided what I am going to use the $50 that the church surprisingly blessed me with so I can bless someone else. I want to ensure one child through World Vision receives clean water to drink, wash hands and bathe.

ENCOURAGEMENT

I was able to help someone with a ministry sending bibles to veterans. What a joy to be blessed with the opportunity to give in the name of Jesus. Please join in and raise a prayer for our local veterans who need God’s living word to speak life, truth and love.

OTHER

A month ago I met my Oil Burner Service man's wife at the Pharmacy Counter of my local drug store. I was asking her to let her husband know how pleased I was with the gentleman he recommended I use for an oil tank replacement. She replied with a saddened face that her husband passed away the end of March. I was shocked!!! He had been recovering from Covid-19, and unexpectedly suffered a heart attack and passed away. I felt so badly for her, and for days, couldn't get her and her family off my mind. When praying about who I could share the "You've Been Blessed" card and money with, she came to mind. A grieving wife and mother of 3 young adult children...the family is devastated. If the Lord can bring a little encouragement to their sorrow-filled hearts...this will be celebration of Christ's love in helping and changing broken hearts.

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A couple weeks ago, I got mail from FBC and I was excited to open it especially because of the pandemic, I have been doing virtual church. I received $50 and started reading why God sent me the $50. I started saying I'm blessed and highly favored. Then just as I was thanking God the next couple of lines said, its not for you, then I said ok God, you do have a sense of humor. My older sister who has lost 2 children to gun violence, is struggling spiritually, financially and emotionally. I gave it to her so she can help with taking care of her grand daughter in Jamaica. She was very grateful for it, and because God has blessed her, she did a zoom at her church telling the members that, when you trust God he will come through for you at the right time. I want to say thank you to FBC leadership team. Please continue praying for me and my family.

ENCOURAGEMENT

I gave the gift from the church along with the informational card to my Latino yard worker who said he might visit the church. I also helped a family with their rent payments for 2 months.

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A child with special needs that I work with is recovering from surgery. His mom has been juggling so much ( taking care of him, helping with remote classes, etc) that I just wanted to bless her. I gave her a DoorDash gift card so she doesn’t have to worry about a meal or two.

ENCOURAGEMENT

My neighbor is going through a hard time and is dealing with a lot of anxiety ( reasons I can’t share). I brought her one of the spa gift baskets to encourage her and let her know she is loved❤️

OTHER

I was in the drive through at Dunkin Donuts and felt a tug on my heart to pray for the person behind me, even though there was nobody behind me at the moment. When the next car pulled up behind me it was a Bentley and I had the thought that perhaps this person didn't need me to pay for their coffee...but God did not relent...just because the need may not have been financial, encouragement is for everyone. I asked the cashier to include this person's order and to give her the You've Been Blessed card. Not sure what impact it had, but I know that God had something in mind and it was a good reminder to trust his calling on my heart.

ENCOURAGEMENT

A teacher I work with was not granted tenure and needs to find a new job at the end of June. She was devastated and doesn’t know if she wants to continue teaching. I used the $50 to buy her family a DoorDash gift card and put it in a card offering encouragement during this difficult time ( she is divorced with 3 teenagers).

PHYSICAL

I have a coworker who is having a baby and I gave her a beautiful basket, thanks to the FBC's basket ministry, for her baby shower.

ENCOURAGEMENT

I did the World Vision 6k walk/run. They sent me a child's picture of who I was walking for. I decided to write a letter of encouragement to that child.

ENCOURAGEMENT

A young man helped me one day at a store and we talked. I could see that life has not been easy for him and his heart sought purpose and truth. I returned the next day to bless him with $50 dollars and shared the love of Jesus with and invitation to learn more.

ENCOURAGEMENT

A waitress at a location restaurant was having a very difficult shift short staffed and with heated customers. I wrote her an encouraging note on the receipt sharing God’s closeness in our difficulties and left a tip almost double the check.

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I have committed to sending a note of gratitude and appreciation to a different person each day in June. I'm calling it "GratiJune" and even though I just started today, I can already tell that it will be an encouragement to me...and hopefully for those I choose to send notes to daily. Expressing gratitude is a great way to share God's love!

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We had been praying for God to show us who we could help with the money we received. He answered our prayers when we were able to help a very good family friend when her son need knee surgery and her daughter was suddenly rushed to a hospital down in Long Island. She is a single mother and works long days to support her family. She was speechless when she opened the card and read the enclosed FBC Postcard. She started to cry and all she could say was what an amazing church. She had been a blessing to my family, so it was great to be able to bless her and help her in a time of need.

ENCOURAGEMENT

My teacher friend, Sarina LOVED the baby girl basket. She was beyond blown away (speechless) that a church who doesn't even know her would be so generous. There were two teacher assistants in the room when I gave it to her, and they too were blown away by what the church was doing. Thank you again for the Blessing basket. Zoe Rose is due August 14th.


ENCOURAGEMENT

I wrote a letter with the gift saying," I have held onto this gift from my church for some time now hoping to find the perfect person to bless. I now know that it was meant for you! You have so much on your plate; a young family to care for, night school, finals, and work caring for children at the hospital. I am in awe of how you handle it all with such grace, kindness and with a beautiful smile. Use this as you wish, whether it's for childcare, pampering yourself or even forwarding it on to someone deserving and know that God loves you!"

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A family prayed and asked for financial help to keep a roof over their head and their family fed. God made it possible to bless in a powerful way.