The Give BanksBy Charis Kim (with a little help!)
Hi! I’m Charis and I’m six years old. My little sister, Caia, is four. One day our Daddy came home with a big bag from the craft store. He had a surprise for us and we love surprises! He pulled out eight little wooden boxes and two bigger ones and said, “These are going to be your banks, one for tithe, one for donations, one for spending and one for saving!” We felt excited.
He told us that every time we get money, we need to split it up and put a little in each box, actually 10% for God (tithe), 30% to give, 30% to save and 30% to spend. At first we didn’t get it, but we are learning.
Every time we get paid our allowance and when family members give us money, we run to Mommy or Daddy and ask them to help us sort it out. Christmas was great because we got to put a lot of money in our banks.
At worship one night, Daddy read us a sad story about a girl in a far away country. Then he reminded us about the money Caia and I had saved in our “GIVE bank”. Caia and I both said, “ASAP! We want to give our money to ASAP”! Our Daddy helped us count up all the money we had in our little banks for donations and it came out to $46.25! We had only been saving for about four months and it was exciting to see how much was saved up.
Since as early as I can remember I have heard stories about ASAP. Now I’m saving up money again in my “give” bank. It’s fun.
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