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Be Rich Toward God
For 19-year-old Cristina Rodriguez, it began when she learned about the exciting and faith-stretching possibilities of becoming a “sower.” A sower is one who keeps as little as possible for his own needs and invests as much as possible in the lives of others. She surrendered her life to such a ministry, even though she had few earthly possessions.
Soon after making this commitment, she was visiting with some orphans from Mexico. As one of the girls admired her hat, Cristina recognized that this was an opportunity to be a sower and cheerfully gave it to her. A few days later, another girl complimented Cristina on how nice her perfume smelled. This was a $30 gift she had received from a friend, but after reminding herself of her decision to sow into others’ lives, she gave away the perfume.