FOLLOW OUR FOUNDER





 

 

 

Enjoy reading stories like these? Consider donating to Empowering Everyday Women Ministries, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

We distribute inspiring free content worldwide to edify the faith of believers and share the gospel with the broken and hurting. Our staff also launches initiatives and campaigns to benefit those who are overlooked, misused, forgotten and in need.

Learn more about who we are and why you should give today.

You can save lives. Learn more about EEW's advocacy and efforts to bring awareness to the epidemic of Autoimmune diseases that affect 50 million people, mostly women, in the U.S. Learn more here.

4 habits of strong Christian women 

Strengthen your marriage against affairs

Devotion: God is stretching out His hand

Podcast: Painful process, amazing outcome

 


Devotion: Nothing can stop God

Devotion: You are precious to God

Podcast: You're making a comeback

Devotion: You're positioned to be blessed

Podcast: Nothing can hinder your breakthrough

 

Devotion: You don't have to do it 

Devotion:  After this, there will be glory

 

 

 

Got News Tips? Our award-winning editorial team wants the buzz. Send it to buzz[at]eewmagazine[dot]com!

Join thousands within our faith community who receive inspiration from Dianna Hobbs’ “Your Daily Cup of Inspiration” podcast! LISTEN HERE

 INSPIRATION


DONATE

NEWSLETTER

 

Jessica Reedy expecting 

 

Christian rapper Thi'sl shot

 

Transgender dealer set free

 

 

Aretha Franklin passes 

 

EEW founder warns readers

 

 


Prophetess tells all

Young mom dies suddenly

Jamal Bryant's big move

Deitrick Haddon shocks

Kierra on the comparison trap

 

 

Podcast: Get your expectations up

Devotion: Expect God to do it

Podcast: You have power

Devotion: Ask for what you need

 

Read our statement of belief HERE.

How to receive Christ MORE

Get to know Dianna Hobbs HERE.

« Tina Campbell calls ministering at COGIC Presiding Bishop’s church 'a complete honor’ | Main | TODAY'S INSPIRATION: Get Ready for Rare Blessings »
Monday
Dec212015

Good Deeds: Kirk Franklin surprises Maryland Walmart shoppers with generous gift card giveaway

Photo Credit: Kirk Franklin InstagramArticle By Bethany Harris // EEW Magazine Contributor

We are most like Christ when we spread love and give. One veteran Gospel artist showed Christ-likeness this weekend and brightened people's holiday in the process.

Share “Bless me, Kirk!” a woman shouted at a Bowie, Maryland Walmart store after GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist Kirk Franklin announced he would be “blessing some folk.”

On Sunday, Dec. 20, the “Wanna Be Happy?” composer gave away Visa gift cards worth fifty dollars to holiday shoppers.

While in town for Evangel Cathedral’s annual Christmas Celebration, Franklin’s original plan was to purchase and distribute sixty free copies of his latest chart-topping Losing My Religion CD and also buy gifts, and groceries.

Once discovering the albums were not in stock, however, he altered his plans in favor of an impromptu gift card giveaway.

“Excuse me, ladies and gentleman, y’all might not want to leave. I got a blessing for a lot of people and I feel like being in the giving mood,” said the 45-year-old on a megaphone provided by management.

“I feel like blessing some people this holiday season, so if you are in line and if you’re about to spend some money, you’re about to get a little bit of a blessing, because I feel like blessing some folk,” he announced, delighting consumers.

Franklin chose military veterans, a home-schooler, teachers, a Walmart employee, single mothers and some random individuals as recipients of his generosity. There were no shortage of appreciative smiles, cheers and laughter throughout the process.

“Before I leave, let me say, thank y’all for the opportunity to put a smile on your faces,” said Franklin, flanked by fans and holiday shoppers.

Before departing, Franklin, with the help of the crowd, he sang, “We Wish You A Merry Christmas," as the extended hands of shoppers waved in the air, hoping one of the cards Franklin was actively handing out would be theirs.

After passing out the last of the gift cards, the big-hearted Gospel veteran posed for more fan selfies.

“We had fun today,” Franklin said following the event.

Expressing his gratitude to the team at Walmart for their assistance in pulling off the mass giveaway, he said, “You all do an amazing job!”

ALSO READ: 8-year-old girl hosts Barbie toy drive to help children in need

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend