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Paul J. Meyer in his book "Unlocking Your Legacy" tells about the time his mother was found after having fallen in her home. She died a few days later in the hospital. The year was 1969.

Mr. Meyer writes, "In the apron she was wearing the day she fell, I found a note that read: ’S.S. HOPE: 7 miles, 7 cents.’

I cried uncontrollably, realizing that she had raised seven cents after walking seven miles for S.S. HOPE, a hospital ship that provided medical care to people in developing nations. Those seven miles might have even been what killed her."

Instead of being bitter at God for what happened to his mom, Meyer became one of greatest Christian philanthropists, giving millions of dollars in the name of Christ to help the needy.

SOURCE: Paul J. Meyer, "Unlocking Your Legacy."