Employees working on Christmas Eve at an Ohio Waffle House were stunned when they received a generous tip from a local church.  Congregants from the Grand Lake United Methodist Church in Celina delivered $3,577 in cash to five women working at the restaurant chain’s Wapakoneta location, The Associated Press reported.  The church’s lead pastor, The Rev. Mick Whistler, preached about generosity at Christmas in his sermons, according to The AP.

Whistler challenged families to set aside cash in the weeks leading up to Christmas and instructed them to bring five $15 bills to the church for the Christmas Eve service.  At the end of the service, Whistler took off his minister’s robes to reveal a red server’s apron underneath and announced that they were going to the Waffle House, where hardworking servers were currently away from their families.  READ MORE