Tenn. Pastor Spreads Holiday Cheer with Random Acts of Kindness

 

 

This month we had a very special Dollar Club to go along with A Merry Music City Christmas as we partnered with Sonic Automotive and the Fairview, TN. Police Department. It was the reminder we needed that having been made in the image of a generous God, we are also created to be open-handed, thoughtful givers. Watch this video as we go on a generosity adventure, and see how the spirit of Christmas impacted Middle Tennessee. Visit crosspoint.tv/dollarclub for more information about our monthly Dollar Club. #AMMCC #NashvilleChristmas #TheDollarClub #DollarClub #Give #Generosity

Posted by Cross Point Church on Saturday, December 12, 2015

 

A Nashville mother thought she was being pulled over by the cops, but instead got a much needed surprise. It was all thanks to Cross Point Church and Pastor Pete Wilson. 

Wilson's church, which is based in Nashville, was able to pull off something incredible this holiday season thanks to its Dollar Club, which is something that takes place every month. According to Wilson, every church member at every campus is challenged to donate $1. The church pulls the dollars together and goes out into the community and performs some type of random act of kindness, typically for one family in need. 

"People just don't expect it and I think it really makes a difference," said Wilson. 

This month's Dollar Club took things to a new level. They partnered with Sonic Automotive and the Fairview Tennessee Police Department and delivered random acts of kindness to 40 Tennessee residents. 

"We spent like the whole day just doing random acts of kindness, buying people's Christmas trees and filling up their gas tanks and one of our things was we partnered with the local police department and when people were getting pulled over for minor traffic violations.. instead of giving them a ticket, we found out what they wanted for Christmas and we'd run into Walmart and buy it real fast," Wilson told FOX News. 

While inside Walmart they learned about Jessica Fox, who is a mother of two and has been going through an extremely difficult time. In May, she lost her fiance in a car accident and just days later, her car's motor blew up.

Pastor Wilson said he knew he had to help. 

"Our heart just kind of broke for her and we knew that we wanted to do something special for her," Wilson said. 

Fox was given a brand new car and some gifts for her children to enjoy. It brought her to tears.
 
"My daughters are smiling again because they can go to friends houses and I have a way of going and getting them.. We're not stuck in the house.. I can make it to work.. Just know that you have that dependable vehicle just takes that weight off," said Fox. 
 
Pastor Wilson's Office Director, Jordyn Cox, told FOX 5's Katie Muse it was truly inspiring to watch how the simple acts of kindness had such a deep impact on people. 
 
"Often times, we feel like we don't have the resources or time to make a difference in someone's life, but it was so encouraging to see that even so much as buying a tank of gas for someone made them feel loved and cared for," Cox said. 
 
Watch the video above: The reactions to the random acts of kindness are absolutely priceless! 
 
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