Friday, November 18, 2016

Flashback Friday - Martin Wiles

Helping Wisely

Visits with requests for assistance were a common occurrence. And no wonder. Our driveway joined the church’s parking lot making our identity a dead giveaway. 

One petition stands out. My wife and I were sitting under our carport when we heard, “Hey, is anyone home?” I thought it a little strange, but we answered back. Two young adult ladies sauntered up carrying their prepared beforehand story. I listened carefully, informed them about our policies, and sent them on their way. Upon investigation, their story didn’t appear legitimate. We declined their request and were soon glad we did. A few weeks later I was purchasing gas at one of our local convenience stores when who should I see but this same young lady purchasing lottery tickets. We could have helped, but it wouldn’t have been wisely. Read more... 


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