A Surprise Gift for Greater New Orleans Christian Academy
NEW ORLEANS – The Greater New Orleans Christian Academy (GNOCA) playground is in the middle of New Orleans. Often when students play at recess, several balls get stuck on the other side of the fence where Mr. Paul lives. Mr. Paul is a kind, generous neighbor who often picks up and throws the balls back into the schoolyard. One day, as he picked up the balls, he noticed how tattered, dirty and worn out they were. So, in a surprising act of kindness, Mr. Paul bought a brand-new set to replace the ragged ones. He showed up at the school and handed them to the principal. Now the students can play with a brand-new set of great-quality balls. Mr. Paul’s attitude of generosity is an inspiring message that reminds us of the character of Jesus. The Bible states in Deuteronomy 15:10, “Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.” Thank you, Mr. Paul, for your act of kindness and generosity. May God bless you in all your work.
By Rodil Capobres