At the beginning of February, I was at a Bethel Church service when Pastor Kris Vallotton was sharing about tithes and giving. While listening to the message, I thought of my dad, who had been in a financial rut over the past year. He was getting a monthly check, but instead of keeping it for himself, he had been using it to pay his staff.
A fellow student came over toward the end of the service and put $20 in my hand. God then told me clearly to give Kris the money. My first thought was, Kris Vallotton doesn’t need $20!
But then God said, “If you give Kris the $20, your dad will get $200,000.”
At the end of service, there was a line of people waiting for Kris. I waited about an hour and ended up stopping him at his car door. I told him the Lord showed me that if I gave him $20, even though it was small, He would honor my dad with $200,000. Kris took it, prayed into it with me, and I left.
Three weeks later, I was at a worship practice when my dad called me. He told me that one of his closest friends had called him, asking to meet him at a parking lot. When my dad arrived, this man told him that if it wasn’t for my dad, he would be dead and that my dad had helped him in so many ways that he wanted to honor him and his family. The man then went to his truck and pulled out 20 ounces of gold chips and gold bricks worth a total of about $19,000.
As my dad was telling me this on the phone, I was freaking out. Stopping me, he said, “David, that’s not even it.” The man went on to tell my dad that he had a four-bedroom house he was renovating and that he wanted to give it to my parents at no charge. All they’d have to pay for was utilities. He said that we could move in, sell our home, and keep the money.
My dad said, “David, this is your $20 that did this.”
Now my parents will be renting out our home and move into the four-bedroom house. A little later, at the end of March, the man called again, deciding to give my dad four more ounces of gold!