When a local church decided to give away free gasoline to their neighbors, they discovered that serving the Lord doesn’t always go as smoothly as planned. The Believer’s Christian fellowship Church made arrangements with a neighborhood gas station to give away free gas one afternoon beginning at 3PM. Word of the giveaway leaked out early, and people began lining up at 9AM for the chance to get free gas. The church decided to follow the police department’s advice and call off the giveaway because the line was a hazard to public safety. To fulfill their desire, the church obtained $17,000 worth of $25 dollar gas cards and gave them away to the people in the neighborhood instead. The purpose of the giveaway was to show the community that while they may not need free gas, they did have other needs that only Jesus could fill. The pastor of the church Joe Cameneti said his favorite verse Romans 8:28 gave him the courage to move forward with the idea despite the problems they encountered. Cameneti said, “It basically says God can take a bad situation and make it good. Adversity is only opportunity with a little help from above.” — Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Church finally gives away free gasoline, by Dan Pompili, http://www.tribtoday.com/page/content.detail/id/577205/Church-finally-gives-away-free-gasoline.html?nav=5021, Accessed September 29, 2012.
Romans 8:28 (HCSB) We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.