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Stories of the Cross - August 2020

A Source of Distant Comfort

While walking around a car showroom, a sales person approached a member of First Church and struck up a conversation about the possible purchase of a new vehicle. While on a test drive he told the member how he came to the U.S. His family is originally from the Dominican Republic. When the family decides to relocate to the U.S., his mother stated she did not want to leave. Instead, his grandmother said she would take him and raise him which she did.

They continued to talk about the car, discussing various features, answering questions, and giving instructions on the numerous features. The salesman was always polite, very professional, and had a great sense of humor.

Before leaving the dealership, the church member sensed something was bothering him. “I have something for you” was said as the member handed him one of the small wooden crosses. “Our church makes them. Sometimes we need a little comfort and there’s always someone looking out for us. We are never alone.”

He was so grateful and became emotional. The member told him it was no big deal and hope the cross would bring him some comfort. The salesman said thank you, and they both said “God bless!” at the same time.

You never know when someone will cross your path and make a difference.


These stories of the cross are documented from true experiences related to a mission of First Church Congregational. We invite you to make your own experience through the simple act of sharing part of our faith through the cross. If you find a moment where they have made an impact on yourself or others, we invite you to share it with us anonymously. Please contact Josh Ferry for more information.

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