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AUTHOR: Angel J. Rodriguez

“Pastor,” a young man said, “I feel God is calling me to enter the ministry. What should I do?”

The pastor replied, “You need to go to college.”

The young man drove to the college with only enough funds to make the trip to the school.

Upon arrival, he went to the admissions office and asked to enroll. The clerk at the window gave him a slip to take to the financial office to gain admission.

The financial officer asked him, “How much money do you have for your tuition?”

He emptied his pockets of the few coins he had left.

“Why are you here?”

He replied, “I believe God is calling me to become a pastor.”

The financial officer asked the young man to wait. She excused herself and made a few phone calls. Then she returned to explain. “Just a few days ago, a donor came to the school and handed me a card. He said, ‘If a student arrives at the school with no money, but has a call from the Lord, contact me.’”

The young man entered college in 1982 and became a minister of the gospel.

God takes care of His people. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11

Today, we can be like that private donor. We can give and help others to become what God wants them to be.