Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
— 2 Corinthians 9:7
There are so many ways to give — through our donations, our time, and ourselves. Our First Street Methodist Mission was blessed with a large gift from a small child that touched their hearts and those it will benefit. Hattie Beth Parsons, daughter of Mary Catherine and Chad Parsons, hand-delivered a $250 gift to the Mission for its Food Pantry Ministries. This past Christmas the older children of the Parsons family were given this amount of money from their grandparents to donate to the organization of their choice, and Hattie Beth’s first choice was the Mission. At not quite 6 years old, Hattie Beth gave as she had decided in her heart and is an example to us all of the love that comes from a cheerful giver.