One Church’s ‘Christmas Miracle’
One church in Illinois saw a miracle, allowing that church to bless countless families this Christmas. Praise God!
From Patch. Alexis Rodriguez of The Firehouse Chapel had hoped she and the church would be able to make Christmas brighter for local families in need, with $13,000 in Sam’s Club gift cards given out as part of the church’s Boxes of Hope program. But the store had not activated the cards prior to distributing them, rendering them useless.
Rodriguez made phone calls, sent emails, even took to social media to try to solve the problem.
With only 60 cards activated and still encountering issues activating the rest, Sam’s Club executives stepped in late Tuesday. … Several days, sleepless nights and public pleas later, there seems to have been a resolution. …
They would give the families new gift cards for a greater amount, they told Rodriguez, and families whose gift cards had successfully been activated, could keep and use them, “as an additional Christmas blessing.” …
“Our prayer was that these families’ blessings would double, and it was answered with that and more,” Rodriguez told Patch. …
“They really came through and helped these families,” Rodriguez said. “Now a family can get hygiene products and gifts for their kids. … Honestly, it was a true Christmas miracle.”
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(Excerpt from Patch. Photo Credit: Ben White on Unsplash)
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