It was Christmas, and the Liberian Christans had been asked this year, instead of receiving gifts, to help carry the gospel to others. As in many mission fields, they brought , not money, but produce. Presently, the great plates were piled high with offerings of rice, cocoa, bananas, palm nuts, pineapple, and cassava.
There was a moment's pause . . .
Slowly a twelve-year-old boy walked forward and solemnly placed his feet in one of the plates.
Afterward, when the missionary questioned him, the boy said, "We are very poor. I did not have anything else to give . . . so I gave myself."
This is from Ann Dunagan's blog.
I thought it was wonderful. Don't you want to be just like that little boy? I do, but I've got a long way to go...