An elderly mother
in Scotland gave up her son to the Lord. One day she went to a missionary society
meeting where only contributing members were admitted. The doorkeeper asked,
“Are you a contributor?” “I am afraid not,” she answered.
When he wouldn’t let her in, she left disappointed. Pondering his words, she
thought of her son who years before had gone as a missionary to Sierra Leone
in West Africa. His body now lay buried in that distant land. She retraced her
steps to the building and explained to the man, “I forgot. You asked me
if I was a contributor. I gave my only boy, and he is buried out in Sierra Leone.”
The doorkeeper removed his cap, bowed graciously, and said, “Come in.”
He then led her to a front seat.

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