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Church Pays Off $10,000 of Walmart Layaway Accounts for Families ahead of Christmas

Will Maule : Dec 13, 2019  Faithwire.com

"It means everything to us to see the smiles on these people's faces." -Reverend Doctor Kevin Murriel

[Faithwire.com] Christmas is meant to be a wonderful time of celebration, generosity and festive cheer. But for many families who are struggling to pay the bills, it can be a time of intense financial stress. (Screengrab image: via Facebook video)

As such, the holiday season also serves as an opportunity for churches to step up and help out those less fortunate. One faith community doing exactly that is Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta, who on Monday surprised families on the final night of layaway at the local Walmart by covering the cost of all their items.

One of the beneficiaries of the act of kindness, Suwanda McCreary, told WSB-TV 2 that the gift could not have come at a more poignant time. Her 28-year-old son Justin had been tragically killed in April and this was to be the first Christmas without him... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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