RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - An area church puts its faith into action. Members of A New U, A New Chance Ministry hit the streets this past weekend to give - not because they had to, but because they wanted to show how good it is when actions speak louder than words.
Pastor Uzziah Harris says God has been good to him.
"When God has done something good for you, the appropriate response is to want to do something for somebody else," Harris says.
The pictures, snapped Saturday, show Pastor Harris and other church members giving away envelopes of money to twenty random people in various locations throughout the community. The envelopes say, "Just because I love you. Signed, God."
"We give without the expectation of necessarily wanting something in return," Harris says. "If everybody took that approach in the world, I'm going to give just because I can. Can you imagine what type of world we would live in?"
In all, the church gave $500 as a gift of community love, and members hope it is a gift that will keep on giving.
"Just like they say, violence begets violence," Harris says. "Maybe love begets more love. maybe acts of generosity begets more acts of generosity."
Pastor Harris says the church plans to do more random giveaways and more community service in the future.
They pray they can serve and put smiles on the faces of even more people.
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