Amidst all the distressing mainstream news coverage of America’s racial relations, this church was reminded of the kindness of strangers two weeks ago.

Reverend Michael Sullivan of the Nicholtown Presbyterian Church in Greenville, South Carolina received a meaningful gift from an anonymous donor in the mail.

Enclosed with the gift was a letter reading: “I am white and used to be a terrible racist … Due to Christ’s teachings, I am appalled at my former thoughts and words. I send this donation as a heartfelt apology to the African-American community as a sign of God’s love for you, and as a sign of my love for you as well.”

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The letter contained a check for $2,000.

Sullivan was touched by the gift – and even though the sender chose to hide their identity, he hopes that they know how much he appreciated the gesture.

“I don’t care whether we are talking black or white [or]whether we are talking about Christian or Islamic – if we can hear the heart of this man as being a heart that represents all of us, I think all of us can become better,” Sullivan told WSPA.

The donation will go towards funding youth outreach programs and the church’s upkeep.

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