Nicholtown Prebyterian Church in Greenville, South Carolina was heartened by an anonymous letter sent by someone claiming to have been racist in the past and who also made a $2,000 donation.
'First, I am white and used to be a terrible racist,' reads the letter sent on May 13 to the church. 'Thanks to Jesus and the Holy Spirit acting through the the Presbyterian Church, I have been cleansed of that.'
The Rev. Michael Sullivan of Nicholtown Presbyterian Church says he was heartened by an anonymous letter that was sent to the church - along with a sizable donation. He believes the anonymous donor's words, and hopes the gesture will show others that love and understanding can prevail, and people can come together despite ugliness in the world.
“I wanted to find the guy so I could embrace him,” said Sullivan.
‘It’s like a miracle,’ Beverly Kelly, pastor of the Mattoon Presbyterian Church and moderator of the session for Nicholtown Presbyterian Church, said.
According to Kelly, funds at the church were depleting as the church was in the process of requesting a $1,400 grant from the Presbytery so that they could transport children to church on Sundays and have a nice breakfast.
Kelly said while she's thankful for the donation, she's more thankful for the donor's transformation.