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AUTHOR: Angel J. Rodriguez

A group of Pathfinders took part in the annual Pine Car Derby event at their Family Life Center. When the pastor built his pine car, he used the wrong glue. He arrived at the event with a non-functioning car.


The “Pit Crew,” as he called them, came to his rescue.


They removed the wheels, used the proper glue, and put graphite on the wheels. But the car did not have any weights. No problem. Four quarters, two dimes, two nickels, six pennies later and the car met the five-ounce regulation. The pastor named the car “Money Changer.”


One last problem: the pastor was running out of super-glue. The final coins only received a little dab of glue. He slapped the number 36 on one coin, and the race began.


To his surprise, he came in first place for the first two rounds. Then something happened. Two of the coins flew off the car. The third round he came in second. Another coin came off. He slid to third place on the final round. The little coins made a big difference.


The Pit Crew glued the coins back on for the Pastoral Challenge. The coins made the Money Changer come in first for all the remaining rounds.


When we give to Conference Advance, remember even coins can make a difference. “For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?” Luke 14:28