This afternoon, Neil explained he had 6 more Square One raffle tickets to sell in 2 hours. He commented he was just going to buy them, but wondered if I had any ideas of who’s name to put on them. I suggested our pastor David Ball and church member Robbie Gallespie. He agreed and put their names on 3 tickets a piece for a possibility to win a $1000 gift card to Academy Sports.
When we got to the store for the drawing, they sold all but 40 of the 1000 tickets. Square One’s founder picked a young man to pull the winning ticket. Neil and I about screamed when he saw David Ball’s name! I literally jumped up and down! We were like kids on Christmas Eve. We couldn’t wait to share the news with him!
We called him and told him we were on our way to his house to deliver some news in person. He and his family were elated to receive the $1000 gift card and the $100 gift card that went to the person who sold the winning ticket. Since Neil was on their board, he was unable to keep it! Neil commented it is so like God to even include the tithe of the $100, so David still receives the entire $1000! I honestly believe Neil and I were more excited about being able to bless David and his family than they were to receive it! I thing we learned the true meaning of 2 Cor. 9:7 today!