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Neal Hilliard’s story

Neal Hilliard will never forget that peaceful August day, mowing the yard and praying, “Lord, show us the way. You blessed us with our house; help us keep it.” Complications from a bad fall at his construction job in 2012 had left him with badly damaged lungs and an ascending aortal aneurysm. Medical treatment helped, but the loss of his career compounded by astronomical medical bills were a constant worry.

That August day, he learned that his medical bills were paid by mission-minded congregations through the Mother’s Day Offering. “When I pray and lay all my problems at the foot of the cross, I walk away and leave them there. That tells God I have faith that He will take care of it. And He does: It’s just amazing people are out there showing the love in their hearts for me and for God by giving to this fund. Thank you.