6-Week Series: Against All Odds

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I believe in tithing and have been practicing it since my very first job. My parents set the example and taught me to tithe when I had my first job, which, as I recall, was while I was still in junior high. I began mowing lawns in our neighborhood, and my first customer was a good friend of my folks who cared for her elderly mother. If my memory still serves me correctly, my beginning wages for mowing Mary Forster’s lawn was $2.00 per week. Tithe literally means ten percent so my offering amounted to only twenty cents, but that was dedicated to the Lord for the ministry of His Church.