IN Kansas City, Rev. Will Bowen gave out $3000 to his congregation at a service because he was tired of hearing people complain about the economy.
Each adult received an envelope marked “Top Secret’’. Inside was a $10 bill and instructions:
“Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to change the consciousness of those about you who are feeling there is lack in our world.’’
Members were to give away the $10 and spread the word that, “There is limitless abundance in and around us at all times’’.
There were suggestions _ anonymously paying for someone’s meal in a fast-food shop, or for someone’s petrol in a service station, while leaving a message that there was abundance. Participants were asked to email the results of their giveaway to the church.
The money given away wasn’t much, but the results were astounding. Recipients of the unconditional gifts were fascinated by the concept that people would simply give away money, confident there was enough abundance from God.
One Christian reported seeing another woman and her granddaughter ahead of her in a queue at a grocery store. The little girl had a purse with small change and was going to buy lollies. Her grandmother was using food stamps and could not cover the cost of her very few groceries, so the little girl started to hand over her coins to help pay.
“The grandma was so upset,’’ the Christian said. “I pulled out my $10 and handed it to the women. She did not want to take it at first, but I insisted and told her that she was part of God’s abundant flow. Both she and the little girl had tears in their eyes.’’
“All money is God’s,’’ Bowen told his flock. “Lack and limitations are aberrations in an opulent universe. We live in an abundant universe.’’
It was a timely message.