Allene Putnam has contributed to RTS every month for over 30 years. To find out why, we arranged to visit her at her house behind her daughter's place on a farm outside Macon, MS. She patiently answered all of our queries concerning her faithful and appreciated habit.
"If you're in the Lord's will, get fired." Horace Sanders says this only half-jokingly, because being dismissed from three jobs at a relatively young age was part of the process by which today he and his wife, Mary Jane, have been enabled to give millions of dollars to mission causes. The extent of their mission investments is remarkable, considering it all started when Horace invested "$25,000 - all I had - plus $20,000 borrowed from my mother" to enable them to purchase a small hospital.
Stewardship is an ancient idea and a current concept I wholeheartedly embrace. Historically, the steward was charged with caring for the assets of his master. Those assets were not the steward's property, but he was to treat them as if they belonged to him.