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Church receives repeat secret 100,000 kronor donation

Church receives repeat secret 100,000 kronor donation

Published: 29 Mar 2010 14:15 GMT+02:00
Updated: 29 Mar 2010 14:15 GMT+02:00

The envelope left in the collection bowl at Gustav Adolfskyrkan has distinct parallels to the donation of the same sum left by an anonymous woman at another church in the town on the same religious holiday in 2009.

But the pastor who gladly received the well-needed funds remained unconvinced of a connection.

"I don't think it is the same person. The method of execution is too different," said Patric Cerny of the Church of Sweden to local newspaper Borås Tidning.

The Local reported in April 2009 on the unidentified woman's generous gift at the Caroli Church after a pastor appealed for donations for international aid projects.

On that occasion the woman waited until the end of the service before handing over the envelope and quickly leaving.

Cerny says that the money will be sent to the help organisation "Hela världen" ('Heal the world'). He confirmed that he watched the bills being counted

"They looked like completely new notes, they were so smooth," he said asking the newspaper to forward the church's warm thanks to the generous benefactor.

The pastor told the newspaper that he now looked forward with awakened curiosity to Palm Sunday 2011 to see if more funds would be forthcoming.

Palm Sunday is a Christian festival which always falls on the Sunday before Easter Sunday. It is also known as Passion Sunday or Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion and commemorates Jesus Christ's entry into Jerusalem.

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

15:39 March 29, 2010 by Twiceshy
Maybe someone is stealing from the rich to give to the "poor".

Or maybe someone feels guilty about something and wants to donate money to compensate (this may not explain the new notes thing).

Or maybe it's the government's way of stimulating the economy, print some money and try to keep deflation away :P

Or...
16:28 March 29, 2010 by seychelle_18
Amazing! So many speculations :-)
19:59 March 29, 2010 by eZee.se
At first i thought it could be someone from the Record or Movie industries feeling guilt over how they have screwed over the Swedish public... then i realized those people dont feel guilt as they are either in tow with the devil or just dont have souls..

which leaves me as baffled as everyone else.
22:53 March 29, 2010 by sendia
I appreciate very much the generosity, but the pastor should get so desperate and expect the same thing to happen next year. Its not a very pastor like quality.

Who ever wants to give will give.
00:20 March 30, 2010 by wxman
Truly generous people always donate anonymously. Each year, at several locations in the US, the Salvation Army finds gold coins in their pots in front of stores during the Christmas season. I'm sure this must happen in the UK as well, since the Salvation Army started there. Perhaps it's best not to postulate as to their motives and just be grateful for the generosity.
09:37 March 30, 2010 by peropaco
What a waste of money.
11:49 April 8, 2010 by Bondservant
Praise God for His provision.
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