LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - This week's Pay It Forward segment started out along 50th Street just west of University Avenue. We set up with our Pay It Forward sign seeking this week's playmaker.
Within a minute or two, our playmaker showed up. Jennye Washington pulled into the parking lot. She was excited and had a special person already in mind.
Jennye picked Pastor Gleen Samuels as this week's recipient of $300. Gleen Samuels is the pastor at New Millennium Baptist Church in Lubbock.
Jennye explained that Pastor Samuels recently lost his mother. Pastor Samuels does not ask for offerings at his church, but she felt he could really use a blessing in his life right now.
We made the drive to Pastor Samuels' house and surprised him on his front doorstep.
Pastor Samuels was deeply moved and thankful. He said he plans to use the money to help pay funeral expenses for his mother.
Pastor Samuels thanked Jennye and told her what a blessing it was to receive the money. He was thankful to everyone who helped his family out during this rough time in his life.
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