Comedian Michael Jr. travels the world entertaining people with his brand of stand-up comedy, but he also uses his God-given talents and resources to help others who are facing desperate circumstances.
Using his ingenuity and a little star power, Michael Jr. was recently able to garner enough support to help a struggling foster family in need.
Tim and Keri Richardson, a couple who has fostered more than 70 children over the years, currently has a blended household of 12 children that includes five biological and seven foster children. The family recently hit hard times and were struggling to make ends meet. Adding insult to injury, one of their vehicles was stolen which left them with only one means of transportation. The family had previously ran a Go Fund Me campaign seeking to raise $10,000, but only received $390 in contributions.
Comedian Michael Jr. first learned about the Richardsons’ plight when his wife received an email about their circumstances and brought it to his attention. The comedian, a devout believer who often incorporates Christian themes into his comedy routines, wanted to help. But he also wanted to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit before taking action.
“I did want to give,” he told The Christian Post. “Whenever I give, I want to give out of obedience, I don’t want to just give because I feel like giving. I want to make sure that I feel like I’m supposed to give.”
Michael Jr. said he learned that the Richardsons are a family that often gives to others, so he was confused as to why, when they were in need of help, they got such little response. That’s when he decided to create a fundraising video to increase the visibility of the family’s situation in hopes of meeting their financial needs.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post