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Thursday, 7 February 2008

Don't touch that offering!

The offering had just been received, and while the congregation was settling down for the sermon, a little boy was playing with some of the coins he had taken as "change" from the offering plate.

Suddenly, the mother started screaming. The congregation turned to see what the commotion was, to find that the boy had swallowed one of the coins that he had been playing with, and was busy choking.

In the midst of all the panic, a quiet unassuming chap walked over to the boy and grabbed him by the testicles. He squeezed gently at first, but gradually increased the pressure until eventually the boy coughed up the coin, which the man caught in mid-air and returned to the offering plate.

The congregation erupted in spontaneous applause as the colour of the boy's face began to return to normal. The mother went over to the man, gave him a huge hug, and said, "You're amazing! I've never seen anyone help a choking person like that. Are you a doctor or a paramedic?"

"No, ma'am," the man replied. "I'm the church treasurer."

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