"Element! We'd love to hear what you were able to do and who you were able to bless with the money you received at the launch of our Momentum series! Share your story here so we and other Elementers can be encouraged by what God is doing in our community!"

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Posted By: J.c. Feb 5th, 2013 at 7:23pm
I had hung onto my tin until the day after Thanksgiving. I had plans of who I was going to give it to, but God changed that plan. A couple with a two year boy lived in the same apartment building as me. Her father had a stroke and lived in Tennessee and they decided to move back home to help him. They left all their belongs, except clothing and were ready to take off. They gave me what food they had left and were getting ready to head out. I gave them my tin with the 20 dollars in it and the card. I knew they barely had enough money for gas to get there. I then took most of the food they gave me and gave it to Comea House. If we wait God will show us the need.

Posted By: ALF Dec 28th, 2012 at 9:07am
So .... it was Thanksgiving night (I STILL had my Momentum tin) and I was getting ready to go out and stand in the freezing cold weather to do the ridiculous thing called Black Friday shopping! Had not done that before but worked up the courage to do it with my girlfriends this year. I went to Loaf n Jug to grab coffee for my girlfriend and me as we would be out in the cold for quite some time and as I walked in the store was very congested. One cashier working. I got the coffee and grabbed a spot in line. As I was waiting in line, I watched the cashier gal - you could tell she was trying to hurry and a little frazzled (very aware of the long line that never seemed to go down - and aweare of the grumpiness) however her attitude was not snippy or rude even if that's the attitude she was receiving from the un-happy, impatient people standing in line. As I finally was able to check out she explained that someone else was supposed to be there with her but that they had called in sick. I thanked her and wished her Happy Thanksgiving and walked out the door. My tin was in the car at this point so I pulled out the small amount of cash I still had and added it to my tin. I found something to write on and wrote a small note and then walked in and gave it to her - wishing her again a Happy Thanksgiving. As I drove off I had the greatest feeling, like I wanted to call everyone and tell them how cool it was. I hope it made her feel special as she very much deserved to feel that way. Thank you Element for your contagious love of people and for building us up to take part in making a difference.

Posted By: Kelly G Oct 30th, 2012 at 8:45am
I have a heart for the homeless of Cheyenne. That is no secret as I am calling on Elementers nearly weekly to help there in some way every week, and I assist in the kitchen often. It began during the I Heart Cheyenne campaign in August, and the people at The Comea Shelter became a part of me. I knew I would somehow use the money I received for them, but I was not sure how.

I prayed about it, and I knew what I should do. Many of the live-in residents there have one or two jobs they go to every day. They are allotted a certain number of bus passes, but it is not enough to get them to and from work each day for the whole month. Most of them walk or ride their bikes, depending on the weather, and use their bus passes for the colder days. With the onset of winter, I was worried about them. I went to the Cheyenne Transit Station and bought several month long passes for some of the guys I have grown to care for. I was able to give them to them anonymously so they know it came from Element, not from me.

The men were so grateful and surprised at the gift. Thank you Element Church for allowing this to happen. It was a blessing to me, but more importantly, a blessing to them!

Posted By: Kelly Oct 26th, 2012 at 11:18pm
This happened about a month ago, but I still had the "Just Because" card in my truck and was waiting for the right time to give it away. I went through a drive-through and after ordering my food, I reached to get my wallet and realized I didn't have it with me. Of course I was embarrased and felt like an idiot, but the drive-through lady graciously paid for my food and simply said, "Everyone needs to eat; we'll see you next time". I wrote a thank-you card for the small kindness deed she did, put the "just because" card with it, along with a 50 dollar bill all in an envelope. I went back there two days later and gave it to her at the drive-through saying I remembered my wallet this time! God is Awesome!

Posted By: Anon Oct 26th, 2012 at 8:36am
It was one of those crazy nights and I got a very late start home. It was 8PM and it was cold and wet and snowy. I was tired, and cold, and enjoying my warm car with it's heated seats. I noticed a homeless man walking the streets downtown. I recognized him from The Comea Shelter. I pulled over and rolled my window down an inch and asked him why he was not staying at the shelter. He said the beds were all taken. He did not get one because he worked through labor ready all day out in the cold and was late getting in. I told him I was proud of him for working all day and told him to go to The Rodeo Inn where a room would be waiting for him. I drove the The Rodeo Inn and got him a room. It's likely he had more than one with him by the time he got there. It's likely we provided several a warm place to stay for that fifty dollars.

Posted By: Sarah G. Oct 24th, 2012 at 2:30pm
My husband, son, father-in-law, mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law all pooled our money together and bought winter coats, gloves and hats for 5 students at Rossman Elementary. We put the "Just Because" cards in the pockets of each coat and also gave one to the school secretary when I dropped off the coats.

When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go visit you? The King will reply, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." Matthew 25:39-40... If only for the one (or FIVE)!

Posted By: Josh Gross Oct 21st, 2012 at 10:25pm
It took me a little bit more time than I thought it would to help someone who was less fortunate. I was picking up some groceries at Walmart and was headed to my vehicle. I noticed a lady sitting in the stones, watching over 3 backpacks. I approached her and handed her the gift card. To explain, our family pooled our offering money. It totalled $630. We each got a gift card to give to someone in need. I gave her that gift card and explained that there was $105 on it. She was so appreciative of it. She explained that the gift card was going to help them get a real sleeping bag.

Posted By: Don Oct 15th, 2012 at 4:55pm
I received $20 in my tin as part of the Momentum sermon series, and I prayed to God to give me wisdom and courage when He leads me to the person that I would give it to. Nearly two weeks had gone by and I still had not been led to anyone to bless with the gift, but I figured as long as I keep it with me, God will lead in His time. Finally, last Thursday evening (Oct. 11th), I was downtown and saw a man who was carrying a sleeping bag with him and pretty much appeared homeless. He walked into Carl's Jr. to rest and keep warm. I stopped in, handed him the $20 and the card, told him God Bless, and walked out. He was very appreciative of the money, and hopefully he was able to use it to buy a couple meals or so.

Posted By: Emlea Oct 8th, 2012 at 8:30pm
I became aware of someone who is apparently living out of their vehicle and I felt the Lord would have me give the money to them. It took a week or so for me work out the details of getting the money to the person. After a couple of failed attempts to connect I composed the following note and put the note, the tin of money and an Element card in a bag and hung it on the outside mirror of the vehicle.

Hello.

Our church did an unprecedented thing a couple of weeks ago and gave everyone in attendance a tin of money. The purpose was to model generous giving and to remind those of us in attendance that everything we have belongs to God. The money came with the instructions to give it to someone to bless them. We hope you are blessed by this money.

Posted By: Michael Oct 8th, 2012 at 12:22pm
My wife and I received the Momentum offering and were so inspired and in awe that a church would actually give back an offering that we decided that we would put in some of own money to make the blessing even sweeter. We prayed about it and God laid it on our hearts that the next time we buy groceries, which is every two weeks, we will give the money to the people behind us in the checkout line. We prayed that God would place someone behind us in the checkout line that could really use this blessing. Today the time came to get groceries, so we went as usual and at the time of checkout no one was next in line behind us, but sure enough God provided a mother and daughter who either really liked Top Ramen or they were ballin' on Ramen noodle every night a budget. Either way we knew that God chose them to receive this blessing. We just finished paying for our groceries when we handed them the money and the "Just Because" card and the look on their faces was that of disbelief and the mother gasped, "Are you serious?" We said yes and God Bless and then we left. It wasn't until we loaded our groceries and were about to leave that we really saw and understood the kind of impact a small blessing has as the lady hunted us down in the parking lot, gave my wife a huge hug and thanked us so much for what God with the help of Element Church allowed us to do with God's money. My wife then asked her if she was currently attending church anywhere in town and that we would love for her and her family to come to Element Church. She then informed us that she just moved to Cheyenne from out of state and had no idea where or if she was going to church in Cheyenne. She assured us that she would be attending Element Church sometime in the future.

Posted By: Janelle Oct 5th, 2012 at 1:31am
I recieved $50 in my tin. I prayed all day about who I should give it to and nothing came to me right away. I figured, all in His time. Later that evening I was at my parents' house and my sister in law was looking rather ... stressed. She asked me to go outside and talking with her and proceded to tell me that she didn't know how they were going to get by - they barely had enough gas in the car to make it home and it was a week until pay day and there was no food in their house. I couldn't help but smile! I gleefully handed over the $50 and told her how it came to me. You see, she's deaf and the concept of Christ is rather hard for her to grasp as she struggles with things that can't be seen. She refused the money over and over before she finally realized it wasn't mine to begin with and she was in no way inconveniencing me by taking it. I explained the same to my brother, her husband and though he was hesitant, he couldn't afford to say no. My brother and his wife don't attend church and that saddens me very much. As you can imagine, their relationship is difficult because she is deaf and not have God be a part of it just compounds the problem. My little neice is also deaf (a strange phenomenon because her mother's deafness was a "fluke" and no one else in their family is deaf) and it pains me to think of her growing up in a house without God. How is she to know Him if she doesn't see that her Mom and Dad have a relationship with Him? It is my sincere hope and prayer that by passing along this money it will have opened a door for them. Thank you for the blessing!

Posted By: Derek Oct 2nd, 2012 at 8:32pm
Our family received $35 all together. We bumped it to $50 and left it as a tip for our waitress at a restaurant. When we prayed for our meal Ethan made sure to ask that God "make this money really useful" for the young lady receiving it. It was fun to leave a 120% tip. We included a "just because" invite card. We love our church!

Posted By: Martha Barker Oct 1st, 2012 at 10:23pm
Yes, last Sunday when we all received a tin, I was forever touched and cried. I was shocked, and felt blessed to be at a Church of the Lord that is seeking His Will. I carried the $100.00 dollars all week in my purse constantly asking the Lord to show me where, and to be led by His Will. So this past Saturday as we were leaving Walmart I still was not led; then it happened. I was almost numb, I immediately grabbed the money and the I Heart Cheyenne card, and presented the money to a family walking in with several children. I told the man here is a $100.00 dollars and that it was from our church. He gave me the simliar look that I probably gave to Pastor Jeff. He looked at his wife in shock, thanked me, and I walked away. My heart was jumping for joy, for great things do happen in Cheyenne because of Element Church. Praise Jesus. Thank you for this blessing! What an honor.

Posted By: Roberts Oct 1st, 2012 at 8:54pm
Our family pooled our money and ended up with 75$. I had been praying all day for God to show me how he wanted us to handle this money. Driving home after 4th service my husband and I were discussing what we could do with the money. He asked if there was anyone in my bible study that could use it. A lightbulb went off and I knew just what to do. I have a gal in my bible study that had recently lost her job. We purchased a giftcard to Wal-mart and put it in a thinking of you card. I didn't feel led to let her know that it was from Element as she already attends another church and I didn't want her to think this was only to "recruit" her. I just wrote that we had been blessed with this money and wanted to bless her family. She wasn't at bible study this week, so I dropped it in the mail.

Today I recieved this email:

Thank you so very much for your kind and positive words in the card and the money! It is amazing how God works in our lives, the day the card arrived in the mail, my husband and I were planning on going to Wal-Mart to get some groceries. Because of your gift we were able to purchase all of the groceries we needed.

Many thanks to you and your family again. When we get back on our feet we will do the same!


Posted By: Kevin C Oct 1st, 2012 at 3:29pm
My 7 yr old son wanted to use his $5 from Ekidz to get toys for kids that do not have any. So we got a bag of toys from Kauresal Kids and a coloring book and he insisted I chip in an Aflac duck and then we took it to the comea shelter. They told him how nice that was and how they knew of kids that will love them. We left and he was smiling ear to ear and said "that felt really good dad, it felt like I just gave my best friend a present". We were already proud of his big heart, but it still makes me so proud to see him enjoying helping those in need!

I was at McDs and saw a young man come in looking tired and dirty, set his suitcase down, walk up and ask for a cup for water. While he filled his water I put the $10 from my tin and an element card on his case and sat down. He looked at it, looked around, went to a table, left his things there and went back and ordered food. Amazing how when you are actually looking for who God wants you to bless they are placed in your path in an obvious way! Breaks my heart to think about all the times God put someone in my path and I simply walked around them blindly! I pray that as a church we all learn the leson that we don' t need a tin with money from Element to bless someone else and that God could place someone in our path at anytime so ALWAYS be aware of who He puts in our lives! I LOVE MY CHURCH AND I LOVE CHEYENNE!

Posted By: L Oct 1st, 2012 at 2:41pm
I took my tin from Element Church and at lunch, I sat by a friend that I met just this year, then gave him the card for him to read, then I handed him the tin. He looked at me in awe and asked if I were serious, I explained to my friend what we've been doing as a church. He told me how he had been running out of lunch money and how this would get him through the month and he asked me how I know. I told him I didn't. It just seemed right. "Isn't God great?" he asked "Isn't he just amazing?" Then, I told him of what Element has done and what we have been doing as a church.

Posted By: John A Oct 1st, 2012 at 2:27pm
I received $20 in the momentum tin. I couldn't think of anyone to bless with the money but I prayed about it quite a bit. I knew I wanted to "double" the impact so was planning on throwing in an additional 20 in. I invited a friend from work and his family to come out to eat with my family and attend element. I decided I would leave the money as an extra tip with a bible verse. I thought this would be a another great opportunity to "double" the impact by giving the money to our waiter and also explaining to this family about Element Church leading the way in generosity because we serve a radically generous God. So with the $40 I included the iheartcheyenne just because card and a card that I wrote Rom 4: 4,5 down on and paperclipped it all together. When dinner was winding down I showed my friend the stuff and told him about the whole thing. He was very moved and wanted to include $20 of his own! I know God's word never returns void and I have no idea how the 100% tip affected our waiter, but I do know my friend and I have both been very moved by the first momentum offering. I am so blessed and want to share that blessing!!!! Thanks Element for making it Easy!!!!

Posted By: T Oct 1st, 2012 at 2:04pm
On my way to church, I stopped at Starbucks to buy some gift cards. I was wearing an Element shirt. The woman who waited on me said, "Hey, I know that church!" She proceeded to tell me of waiting on another woman earlier while she pulled out a card and a tin the woman gave her. (The woman had a very large black eye.) I had no idea what the tin was about until I went to service. In the tin I chose was $10. I prayed that God would direct me to someone who needed a blessing. On my way home I stopped and gave it to a gas station clerk who responded, Yeah,whatever after he took it.

A few days later, back into the Starbucks I go to buy the rest of the gift cards I needed. The same woman waited on me. She said, "I remember you!" You know my payday is this Friday and I had no gas to get to work. I received $10 in that tin and bought gas with it." I told her that was very cool. When I paid for the cards I had laid out $10 more than needed. She asked if I wanted another one, then I remembered I was going to treat myself. She was making my drink and said, 'this is on the house.' I said, no please don't. She said, 'I'm paying it forward.' So I tucked the $10 in the bottom of her tip jar.
ilovemychurch

Posted By: Machelle S Oct 1st, 2012 at 1:35pm
I just want to thank Element Church for setting the example of obedience and generosity. I already buy military personnel coffee when I'm at Starbucks and I randomly pay for folks' food in drive-throughs. But, in blessing people last week, it brought a deeper sense of service to my heart. I've been praying more about how I can be a blessing to others and let Christ's light shine through me. Today as I was cleaning, I had to drop everything to run to the store. I didn't want to because I was in a roll! But I felt an urgency about it, so I ran to the Loaf and Jug down the street. In line, ahead of me, was a woman frantically trying to find her money. God had it on my heart to pay for her, but when I saw her total, I didn't want to. Then I remembered my prayers and how Element Church has shown us to be generous to others, as God has been to us. Now, I have already blessed people with the Element money last week. But, as this woman kept searching her purse, I searched my heart. I knew what God was asking me to do, so I paid for her. She and the young man with her were brought to tears as I told them about the God I serve and invited them to come to Element. I cried too. I'm getting the hang of what obedience really is, thanks to Element Church and the love Jesus brings from serving Him. I got in the car to drive away and K-Love was playing one of my favorite songs! God was saying, "We'll done, good and faithful servant."

Posted By: Meg Oct 1st, 2012 at 8:05am
My family talked about what to do with the money all the way home. I prayed about it. The kids kept saying that they wanted to give it to kids that did not have alots of toys. So we thought over this for sometime. Decided to give it to a friend that is getting divorced. The kids counted how much we had together and our family doubled it. I asked her what she needed most and it was a warm blanket and mattress cover. So we went to they store picked them up for her. When we gave her the money and gifts all she said was the God is good. We stood in the parking lot and cried together. She said that she was not sure what she so going to do for Christmas. Now she has that money for it and can do what she was not sure that she could do. Love goes a long way. We will never forget how it felt to see the smile and the tears on her face. Thank.

Posted By: a grateful child of God Sep 30th, 2012 at 10:17pm
Thanks be to God and Element church, i experienced THE best 2 days of my life in 55 yrs.
Before leaving for church last Sunday, my neighbor, her daughter and 2 grandchildren were just leaving for a walk to the park. i sauntered over and asked where they were headed and a short conversation ensued.
sparing the unkind details, they had informed me their 8 month old daughter was suddenly w/o a highchair.
riding to church w/ my husband, i recounted the conversation and asked if we could help out w/ a highchair and he said yes.
then we get to our blessed church and lo and behold, it was truly, as Pastor Jeff said, "a church service i would never forget".
in my Momentum cylinder was $50 and my husband received $10....and we knew exactly where it was going, but God wasn't done yet.
the following day we went ....!happily!...to wallyworld and there was the sweetest little girl's highchair for exactly $60!!!!
i havent been in the faith long, about a year. to be priviledged to be a part of God's work and purposes and watching Him work, to be used and blessed by Him, there simply is no greater joy!
i know, i searched for 54 yrs and nothing, but nothing has come close to this joy.
T.D. Jakes once said,
"God pays for what He orders!"
~Blessed be the name of the Lord ~




Posted By: Maness Sep 30th, 2012 at 2:17pm
Our two families combined our money and added some to it to help out a young couple who was in need. The total amount was over $200. This couple had their first child, a girl, recently and has found themselves in difficult times. The husband recently lost his job and they are struggling to make ends meet and to make sense of what's happened in their life. While out the other day I ran into the husband of this couple. I learned some more information and knew they were struggling on what to do for their family. As I left that conversation I told the person who was with me "THAT is who I'm giving my money to." We combined our two families money and gave it to them. I wasn't able to give it to them in person, but I ran into them at church this Sunday. They caught me in the hallway and embraced me through their tears just saying Thank you, thank you thank you". He said "As soon as I got the money I called my wife and we just cried together." It was AWESOME to see the Impact it made. The day we gave away the money our family gathered together to pray over what we were giving, and WHO we were giving it to. Praying it makes a difference.

Posted By: Shawna Sep 30th, 2012 at 12:37pm
Rec'd $10 in my tin. Yesterday I say an elderly man at Albertson's with a sign "anything will help". I pulled up to him to give him the $10 and he said to me; "never thought I'd be here doing this. God Bless." It warmed my heart to help him with God's help but broke my heart at the same time.

Posted By: BB Sep 30th, 2012 at 12:02pm
There was a homeless man trying to get a ride to Torrington on the side of the road. We stopped and gave him the $10, and he said he believed in God. We told him that this was from God, and that we will pray for him. We are still praying for him.

Posted By: AB Sep 30th, 2012 at 11:59am
I gave the tin containing $50 to the check-out person at WalMart last Monday. She said she was the only one with a job in her home, and her husband was unemployed, but had a job interview that very day. After I gave her the tin, her response was "This kind of thing only happens on Opra." She mentioned she would pray to God that night. She mentioned that her neighbor goes to Element church, so I'm hoping that she may be able to have a conversation with them someday about the gift from Element, and hopefully it will open doors.

Posted By: Vicki Sep 29th, 2012 at 7:05am
I had been praying all week for God to send the person He wanted me to give my tin to. Yesterday after work, God led me to Holliday Park where I saw a man with 2 dogs who had out of state plates. It appeared he may have been living in his vehicle. I parked in a nearby lot and prayed and God said that was definately the person who needed the tin. The man took his dogs for a walk and I wrote on the card "May God bless you and your dogs wherever your journey leads!" Then I drove over and put the tin and card on his front seat. I hope he was happy with the "surprise" when he returned.

Posted By: The B's Sep 27th, 2012 at 4:21pm
I guess it is our turn to share our story...
Sunday, (F) and I couldn't be at church, but we still were blessed to be part of the Element Church give back. In each of our tins we each received $20, as did (B), and our youngest daughter received $10. (C) had already made the decision to buy yarn and mark as many scarves as she could for the residents at the Comea Shelter, but the rest of us didn't know what we would do. So we each held onto our tin, and waited till God directed us. Who would have ever guess God would put a perfect stranger on our doorstep looking for work, with his two little boys. The stranger explained he had been involved in a multi-car accident on I80 that left their vehicle totaled. He was trying to get home to Peru Ill, and just needed $120 to buy bus tickets for him and his boys. (B) immediately grabbed his tin, and then came in and sat down and told us the story...well (F) and I knew immediately we would all be pooling our money together with (B), and then we realized it left us short of the goal...so we doubled what we received in the tins to make sure this gentleman and boys would have their tickets - it was a family affair - 3 tins - 1 I <3 Cheyenne card, a bag of snacks for on the bus ride home, and prayers for a family who gets to go home in the morning.

Posted By: Brant Sep 27th, 2012 at 10:40am
I went to breakfast this morning with every intention of giving the money I recieved to my waitress. When I got there I actually got a waitress I had before and had already given her a nice tip... I did notice, however, that the hostess who sat me was pregnant and quite far along. She was very friendly while seating me and ringing me up. I decided to double my money and give her a $20 along with the Just Because card as I was walking out. It really feels good to do something nice and bless others. I took a couple extra cards and I am looking forward to blessing more people! Thanks Element!

Posted By: Dawn Sep 26th, 2012 at 9:44pm
I work with a girl with whom I have been friends with since I moved to Wheatland in 2006. Her and her husband are wonderful people but like most have struggled to make ends meet. After leaving church I asked God what I should do with what He had given me. It wasnt until I walked into work on Monday that He showed me:-) She was the first person I saw and God's voice was there telling me it was her that deserved to be blessed that day! So during my break I told Jason that I wanted to give the money to her to help buy gifts for their twin daughters turning 2 the next day. He was excited and we pooled our money together. I gave it to her and explained who it was from and why she was recieving it but it was the happiness in her eyes that said everything:-) she saw me the next morning and told me that she was able to get her daughters something extra for their birthday:-) I am only just learning how blessed I am and its a good feeling to pass God and His blessings on to someone else! Thanks Element for welcoming me and my family:-)

Posted By: Tom Sep 26th, 2012 at 9:42pm
I received ten dollars in my tin on Sunday, and was leaving Cheyenne first thing Monday morning. I was planning on using it at the airport, but after a three hour delay and a lot of watching, I finally had someone I thought I was suppose to give it to - but she disappeared. Ok, not her! On my return trip Wednesday from NJ -I was seated next to a woman who told me her life story on our 4 hour flight. About the third hour I was listening to her and praying to God- asking if she was the one. I knew she really didn't need the money, and that she lived else where, but God confirmed that YES she was the one. I gave her the money, the tin, and card. I shared that our church had given us the money and I knew that she was looking for answers. I told her about Element online and that I would be praying for her and her family.

Posted By: Penny Sep 26th, 2012 at 9:29pm
When I saw the 50 dollar bill in the tin, I started thinking of the many people I could and would like to bless. Then I realized that this was not something I would do but that I would need to pray and watch. (That part was my blessing). Monday came and went. Tuesday I was working and came across a woman who said that someone had offered to "help" her, but then wanted 50 dollars. "I don't have fifty dollars" she replied. I would like to say that bells went off, but I must admit that I was a little slow. When it did hit me, I stopped and prayed and God confirmed that the money was for her.

Posted By: Christina H Sep 26th, 2012 at 8:52pm
I was driving down the street and happened to look over and saw a young man stting on the curb with a trash bag. Something just told me that maybe he was the one I was supposed to bless with my gift. I asked my daughter, and she said, "Yes, let's do it!" So we pulled over and handed the young man our tin and card. I told him it wasn't much, but I thought that he might need it. He looked at me and thanked me. I just told him to have a good night and that I wished God's blessings on him. I didn't watch to see if he opened it, or what he did with it. Somthing just spoke to me and told me that we were supposed to give it to him. I just followed His wish.

Posted By: John B Sep 26th, 2012 at 2:24pm
Received a tin this morning with $50 in it and asked the Lord to bring someone across my path so that they could be blessed. It took about 15 minutes after the service. Stopped at the local Loaf and Jug for the Sunday paper and cup of tea. When checking out I ask the young lady how she was this morning and she informed me that she had evidently left her purse on top of her car and drove off not realizing she had done so, needing to get to work I would suppose. The purse contained her ID, her daughter's ID, money and other items. She then informed me that she had someone looking for it and that's when I left...didn't get very far and the inner voice let me know that that was my opportunity and was to go back....I returned and asked if her purse had been found yet which it hadn't been at this time, so I handed her the tin and I (heart) Cheyenne card and told her that this should help...She looked a little stunned and said thank you. Not sure if any one has found her purse or not but praying that someone does and returns it to her safe and sound...hoping and praying that this would lead to the opportunity that she would come visit Element...

Posted By: Machelle S Sep 26th, 2012 at 2:23pm
Our 3 year old grand daughter, Bianca, had a fifty dollar bill in her tin this morning. She blessed her mama with it so she could fill her car up with gas. She told her mama Jesus was using her so she could show Jesus to her! (When pastor Jeff got on the stage this morning, Bianca yelled, "Look Gramma, it's Jesus!")

Posted By: Jennifer O Sep 26th, 2012 at 2:22pm
I received $50. I gave it to my friend who just lost her job on Friday and is going through a divorce and the spouse is refusing to pay child support until he is ordered too. Thank you Element for that blessing I was able to give her. Praise God for all that he gives!

Posted By: Kevin C Sep 26th, 2012 at 2:22pm
At 3 o'clock today the community was noticing Elementers generosity! I had a friend that works on the wait staff of a local restaurant message me saying today at work they received a generous tip and a card for Element Church! They have been thinking of joining my family for a service and now I think they are convinced they will come Sunday!

Posted By: Michael L Sep 26th, 2012 at 2:21pm
What a great day indeed.. God is Good.. So I was givin a $50 dollar bill. I thought what can I do with 50 bucks? Then without a second thought BOOOM go feed someone. So I did, I went to Little Caesars and got a stack of pizzas and took them down to COMEA. The kids each got 5 bucks so we went and let them pick out toys for the kids @ COMEA. I tell ya what, it feels so very to be a part of something with such great MOMENTUM!!! I LOVE MY CHURCH, MY FAMILY, MY CITY AND FOREMOST SUCH A GREAT GREAT GOD!!!

Posted By: Jackie L Sep 26th, 2012 at 2:20pm
I went to lincolnway and gave it to a homeless man, he look like he was heading to the shelter. I also gave the card hoping he will come to church. he had a smile on his face. thank you element

Posted By: Haley F Sep 26th, 2012 at 2:19pm
I decided to put half the money towards our Adopted Family we get at work through the Salvation army. It will go towards gifts for a family who doesn't have much. The other half will go toward a little girl name Caydence Brannaman and her family, she is currently waiting for a double lung transplant and living in a Ronald McDonald house in Houston. Her family needs help to get to go see her.

Posted By: Amber D Sep 26th, 2012 at 12:53pm
I went to grocery store today on my lunch today...I gave the tin and I heart Cheyenne card to the cashier and asked her to please give it to the next person who comes thru her line....I didn't stick around to see who received the tin and card but I hope that it made their day and it shows them just how much our Amazing God loves them...;) We certainly serve a Awesome God!!

Posted By: Lori Sep 26th, 2012 at 12:08pm
I have to admit that I was a little disappointed that I didn't get more in my tin to bless someone with. Today was the first day that I was out and about and praying for God to show me someone who could use a blessing. I still felt like I wish I had more. Then God, in His not so quiet voice said "you have cash in your purse, where do you think that came from?" Ha! I had several stops to make today. It wasn't until my last stop (the grocery store) that I was parking my car that there was a woman sitting on the ground outside the store emptying her backpack. By the time I got out of my car, she was in the store in line at the Customer Service and again was emptying out her backpack. I went and got the few things I needed and decided if she was still there that I would approach her. I walked out of the grocery store and she was sitting on the ground in front of the store. I tripled what I had received on Sunday and walked over to her. I told her that I couldn't help but notice she was having some difficulty. She was crying and speechless. I handed her the money with the "Just Because" card. I told her that God had wanted me to bless her. She was still crying and speechless, but she gave me a hug. I said "God Bless You" and walked away.

Posted By: Lisa Sep 26th, 2012 at 11:22am
After church I was thinking who I would bless with the money given to me, when the door bell rang and the person arrived at my door on Sunday. God is good! A young neighborhood boy stopped by to to see if my boys could "hang out". He was wearing the same clothes on Sunday that he had worn the previous three days. I decided to take him shopping. We stopped at McDonalds for lunch then I took him shopping at Plato's Closet. He was very appreciative and thankful when I dropped him off at home. The best part was he showed up at our house a couple of hours laters wearing his new clothes! So cool to see how God's money impacted this young man.

Posted By: Jason and Lea Sep 25th, 2012 at 8:41pm
We combined our money ($150) and left it as a tip for our waitress after supper. We wrapped the money up around the I <3 Cheyenne card.

Posted By: Jeff Sep 25th, 2012 at 2:52pm
Our Family combined our money and added a little extra. We gave ours to a single mom sho is fighting for custody of her son, and is struggling to pay hers bills. We bought a gift card and told her to use it any way she needed. First thing she said was " we need groceries". She told me thank you several times!! I told her "I am glad HE could help"!

Posted By: Shanda Minton Sep 25th, 2012 at 2:51pm
I just passed out the money I received giving out quarters to 2 families at the Laundry Mat. They thought I was crazy then I told them that I wanted to show them the love of Jesus. Then I explained why we want to reach out. Gave them an Element card hope to see them. The one lady said that she ran out of quarters so the ones I gave her allowed her to do the last 3 loads without her having to take dirty clothes home. God thank you for the opportunity to reach out and just love the people of Cheyenne like you want us too. I hope they come check us out. Awesome fun Day!!!

Posted By: Connie P Sep 25th, 2012 at 2:04pm
I took the money I recieved and doubled it and then I took 3 bags of groceries to Needs Inc. That felt so good I decided to do a little more. I own a catering/baking business in Cheyenne so I contacted Robin from the Comea house and Thanksgiving day I will be donating 200 dinner rolls to their Thanksgiving dinner.
It feels so good to know that I can be the hands of God and help others. Even if only a little, a little to some is the world to others. GOD BLESS Element Church for all that you do.

Posted By: Shelley Sep 25th, 2012 at 1:26pm
While checking out at the commissary on base today I felt led to give my money from church on Sunday to our bagger, since they work for tips only. After she loaded the groceries into the car I handed her the tin, explained that it was from our church for the purpose of blessing someone this week, and that I wanted her to have it. She put her hand over her heart and sincerely thanked me. We shop there often, so maybe God will use this small gesture to plant a seed and open doors for future conversations with her.

Posted By: Andy H. Sep 25th, 2012 at 12:38pm
My wife and I have a single mom that lives close to us and has gone through some difficult financial struggles in the last year. We've tried to reach out various times to her but we both felt led to bless her because she really could use it. We combined the money we received from Element, added a little more to it and picked up a nice Wal-Mart gift card to help with groceries. My wife gave it to her last night then we went back into the house to have dinner. About 15 minutes later she came over to the house and shared how much of an unexpected blessing it was. Awesome! So cool for us to connect with our neighbor and give a blessing like that!

Posted By: Tori K Sep 25th, 2012 at 11:26am
I work at Element in the front office and today I met a lady named Debbie. Debbie came in and told me that she had received an "I Heart Cheyenne" card and money underneath the door of her apartment and wanted to come thank the church for their generosity. She told me she felt guilty accepting it because she doesn't attend our church but I told her that someone who attends Element knew that she could use a blessing and that God was showing her his love through a member of Element Church. She was so filled with appreciation and told me when she received it she began to cry. Debbie explained that she had earlier spent the last of her money to buy her niece a birthday present instead of buying herself dish soap, laundry soap and other essentials but thanks to the generosity of someone in our church, Debbie can now buy what she needs to get by! God really reached out to Debbie and now she wants to volunteer at our church! :] Praise God! Thanks Elementers for being obedient to bless exactly who needs it!

Posted By: Machelle S Sep 25th, 2012 at 9:10am
My husband and I received $40 collectively. I prayed for God to show us who to bless. This morning, Marcus gave me his tin and told me to bless someone with his too. I pulled in to Loaf and Jug to get gas when I noticed an older couple with a broken down car. After offering some assistance and giving them a ride, I gave them a tin with $20 and told them about our church and our Savior. I was so caught up in helping them, I forgot to pump the gas I had paid for myself! It's all good, my daughter works there, so I eventually went back and filled my tank! I decided to treat myself to a haircut since its my birthday today. I went to a new place and got a gal who told me about her family life, mainly how proud she is of her kids. She's a single mom. She goes without so her kids don't have to. I used to be a single mom with 8 kids and hearing her story was deja vu! It was my story from years ago. I felt for her deep on my heart. When she was finished cutting my hair, I paid her and she thanked me for the generous tip. I said, "Just wait, you're about to see real generosity!" I told her about our generous God, our church and how much Jesus loves her and her kids. I then have her a tin with $20 and an I heart Cheyenne card. Every one of the beauty operators, as well as customers, were gathered around us, in amazement of what was happening. I told her to spend the money on herself. For once, she can get something she needs or want instead of sacrificing for her kids and going without. The look in her eyes said it all. She was truly touched by God today. Thank you, Element, for showing us the standard Christ has set for us and giving us the opportunity to reach out and be the body of Christ in our community!

Posted By: Michelle Sep 25th, 2012 at 9:05am
My family decided to combine all of the money from the canisters which amounted to $150. I prayed last night to guide us where to "pay it forward" with the gift. God placed the picture of a young paraprofessional that works at one of my schools. She is a single mom of 3 who immigrated here from Germany. It has been just recently that her father (who is still in Germany) was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and isn't expected to be with her much longer. Her one wish is to be able to purchase plane tickets for her and her daughters to go and serr her dad one last time, and essentially say good bye to him. To be honest, I had never formally met this young woman (I work at two schools and teach a district course, and unfortunaltely don't make connections with everyone). She had to think I was a crazy person when I chased her down the hall, introduced myself, and asked if I could talk to her in private. I explained that my church had divided all of last week's tithes and offering to give back to the community....I had her open the canisters, and she was so overcome that she just cried. Then of course I cried. Her words were, "Sometimes things just come from where you least expect it." I felt so blessed and honored to tell her that it was God working through our church. I also told her that she and her family would continue to be in our prayers. Her name is Sandra....please pray that they are able to raise enough money to go and say goodbye to their father/grandfather.

Posted By: S Sep 25th, 2012 at 8:20am
My husband and I combined our money and took it to Comea shelter. :)

Posted By: Monique Ray Sep 25th, 2012 at 6:51am
As soon as we left the 1130 we were headed to the Broncos game and had to stop at the gas station. My husband and I decided to put ours together and put money on a gas pump. We I told the clerk that I would like '20 on pump 2' he states 'but ma'am there is no one there' lol I laughed and said, 'that's okay. It's for the next person that comes up, just because' and gave him the I heart Cheyenne card and asked if he could give it to that person. I said a little prayer on the way out and God did the rest!! We serve an awesome God!!

Posted By: Earl Sep 24th, 2012 at 4:32pm
We had went to McDonalds today after my husband got off work. And we were able to donate enough out of our emergency fund to double what was in the tin. We actually waited to open the tin until we were able to see if we could double it or not. I found our OMG! gotta go get milk fund, which I had forgotten about until I was putting socks away this morning. And gave 10 dollars and whatever change i had in my purse to a young couple standing outside McDonalds. we also gave them the card and told them we hope to see you Sunday. And take care and GOD bless! They gave us a big hug and said thank you, went inside and got something to eat. I was on my way back to the car and began to cry and shake! I have never felt this good! It was like the holy spirit had washed all over me. That felt so moving to be able to give back. something that we have never done, other than donate our stuff we didnt need anymore. Thank you Element And Thank you God for giving us this opportunity to start our new lives in Christ the right way!!!

Posted By: Robin Sep 24th, 2012 at 9:47am
My family collectively received $70 so we picked up a young lady from COMEA who is a Senior in High School and Sunday was her 19th Birthday. We took her shopping and bought her some new clothes. She went back to the shelter and immediately put on the new clothes that actually fit her.

Posted By: Kim Sep 24th, 2012 at 9:06am
I am not part of this church (yet). I was at the grocery store on Sunday morning with my daughter and a woman I have never met came up to me and handed me a card and a small tin and said this is a blessing from our church. I asked what church and she smiled as I looked at the card. I kindly thanked her (without looking in the tin) and went about my shopping. My 7 year old daughter was curious as to what was in the tin so I told her she could open it. Inside was a 50 dollar bill! I teared up. My daughter asked why. I replied becaused we are blessed.

There was a food drive going on and we filled up a bag to donate. I left feeling lifted and curious as to why a church would give money away. I have been on the Element website exploring and I will be attending a service in the near future.

The card and the tin will be recycled sometime this week as I hope I can lift someone up as high as the kind women did me on Sunday morning.

Thank you for such a great surprise and for warming my heart.


Posted By: Deveral Keney Sep 24th, 2012 at 8:19am
My husband and I combined our money and left it as a tip for the waitress at lunch after church. We didn't stick around to see a reaction we just left it folded up with the IHeartCheyenne card so she would know it wasn't by mistake. It felt good to walk away knowing the rest of her day would be that much better because of God's Grace!

Posted By: Chris Shaw Sep 24th, 2012 at 1:33am
My son, his mother, his little brother and his mother's boyfriend are currently staying in a motel until they move to Torrington. So I gave the money that I received to them. It was 10 dollars. When I gave it to them I told Tabetha here is something from God for you. She told me thank you.

Posted By: Michael L. Sep 23rd, 2012 at 8:02pm
Took my momentum money and paid for the persons food behind me in the drive thru. Told the cashier just to give them the Iheartcheyenne card. Total was 8.50 still have 1.50 to give back think I'll do it again :) ....All praise

Posted By: Aaron Fiore Sep 23rd, 2012 at 7:11pm
Those that know me, understand I am from an anti-Christ background. Something like a church giving out money would have blown my mind! I cant say this enough, I love our church! I am excited to see how this changes the hearts of people that think like I once did.

Had a taste of that today right off the bat. It was amazing. A man I know who is a new Christian and struggling in his faith got one of the $500.00 bills. He says to me, "Man, this is what it's all about!." I ask, "What?". He went on to explain that, "...[he] finally had a light bulb go on and that it's not about money, it's about the message and Him." It was so heart felt and awesome, that I got choked up.

It brings a tear to my eye to see people that are where I use to be, make those steps toward Christ. It may be only money, but its not about the money be given out, its about Jesus and how that money changes lives.

To change the world, we have to first change OUR world. Like this man said, it's about the message!!! and we are the light of that message. The money, like our church, is just a tool. Love you guys!!!

Posted By: Mel Sep 23rd, 2012 at 4:04pm
There just so happened to be a food drive going on at the grocery store I stopped at on the way home from the 10:00 service. Took my momentum $, doubled it, and handed over 3 bags of groceries to a surprised volunteer who questioned me if I was handing over our supper. I just smiled and told him to keep doing God's good work.