GIVING THE TITHE
Dale Carnegie said 80% people have money problems.

RUTH TOLD PASTOR IN KENYA
“I will teach on Prospering and Tithing.”
“No, Sister Ruth. These people are so poor.
Please don’t teach on that.”

RUTH: BEGGING HIM
“If they don’t learn to give,
They will not have money for needs.”
Testimony Page 72-73 Prayer Strategy Resource Book.

RUTH AND LES LEARN TO GIVE
Les decides to tithe.
Thought horrifies Ruth.
“We don’t have anything
Except three little children and very small income.
Surely God would not expect us to do that.
God just expects people with money to tithe!”
Ruth almost faints.

NEVER HEARD A SERMON ON TITHING
But God put it on Les’s heart to do this.

NEXT SUNDAY
Les lines up the family; divides the tithe
Between Church and Sunday School.
Ruth standing there
With the only dress she has
To wear to church - a house dress.

FIRST TESTING
Do they buy groceries or give the tithe?
They paid the tithe.
A check came in the mail for groceries!

ANOTHER TEST
Washing machine leaks.
No money.
Washing clothes by hand.
Five dollars down.
Les goes to buy washer.
They demand ten dollars.

RUTH TELLS LES
“Go get your money back.
We do not have the extra five dollars.”
But he would not do that.

RUTH READS BOOK
Said God wants good for you.
Ruth said to God,
“I believe You want me to have the washer.”

A FEW HOURS LATER
The Youth leader at church called.
“Could you serve the Youth a snack
Sunday evening?
We will pay you five dollars.”

GOD WAS TEACHING THEM TO
Trust in Him,
Then He could trust them
With greater adventures
In giving.

OTHER TESTS? MANY!!!
God is the God of the 11:59 hour.
He waits for the last minute to answer.
He is also a faithful God.
They learned to trust in Him
And not in themselves.

FEW MONTHS LATER
A box came with beautiful clothes for Ruth.
Each year more boxes arrived.

OUTCOME OF TITHING
They did not miss the money and
God provided for them.
In many new ways.

Ruth speaker Illinois Church of God Pastors Prayer Retreat, March 30-31, Camp
Warren, Deacatur. IL, call Jeanene 217-864-3263

Friday April 17, 7:00 PM and Saturday, April 18, 8:30 AM Registrations, coffee. etc.
9:00 AM to Noon Program at Trevitt New Life Ministries, 440 Trevitt St., Columbus, OH, 43303
Co-Chairman Sandra Bennett, founder of Sisters and Girlfriend Ministry S.A.G.I.C.
Call Sandra Bennett 614-258-7902 or 614-746-8447

Ruth Shinness-Brinduse, 2539 E 450 N, Anderson, IN 46012 Ph: 765-642-0623 & 765-643-0612 Email: prayerstrategy@juno.com web: www.prayerstrategy.com
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