Tri-Village's mission is to "Connect All People to Jesus and One Another." As a way to encourage each individual to live this mission out in their own life, Tri-Village launched the "20away" initiative Sundays, January 31-Feb. 14. Every individual in attendance during those Sundays received $20 and was instructed to give the money away to whomever God prompted upon their heart- no restrictions or time frame!
Although not required, we invite you to share in two to three sentences how you gave your "20away". We'd love to hear your God-working moment, even the simplest story! (Some stories may be posted on this page or used in a future sermon series.) By sharing, others can be encouraged in their faith and inspired to live generously.
A FEW STORIES
"I was able to give my $20 to a couple that the man had to have triple bypass surgery. He thought he had health insurance. It ended up just being prescription insurance only. The woman had lost her job but was interviewing for one this week. They were so thankful." -Beth
"Our family chose to gift the $40 that was allotted to us to a chronically ill person who has difficulty affording the cost of his monthly medications on his fixed income." -Anonymous
"I had the opportunity to donate my $20 at school. There was a women’s homeless shelter donation box in my dorm and I was able to get in contact with the owners to donate the 20away along with some other gifts to donate!" -Hannah
"I sent the $20 to my cousin in West Virginia. Her husband was hospitalized with COVID this year and she is taking care of him and her brother’s daughter. Her brother passed away years ago and she stepped up to take care of her niece. I know finances have been tight for her this year." -Anonymous
"I've been praying that God would show me where to use the $20 in a way that also includes my sons. Tonight while in line at a local restaurant with my 8 year old, I felt God tugging to tell my son that we're going to use the money to pay for the dinners of the 2 police officers in front of us. He smiled and went along with me in explaining to the officers that we'd like to cover their meals. They humbly said it's not necessary but I insisted. Little did we (the officers, my son, and me) know but the woman in front of them had already taken the opportunity to pay for them. It was a good thing for my son to experience on all accounts - stepping out in faith and also witnessing others doing similarly as well had planned as the woman ahead of us had already paid. We still have the $20 to use and will continue praying that God use us to show others his love in some specific way!" - Erin
"There is a family of a student in my classroom who has been struggling to provide for their family due to the pandemic. This student recently returned to in-person learning from remote learning, so I had been unaware of the family’s struggles until just this past week. I feel it was God at work that I just found out about this family’s needs and our church handed me a $20 bill to give away. It made me realize how unchristian-like I have been with my own money. It took me being given money to give away in order to help someone in need." -Janie