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Lebanon Baptist Church receives $100,000 donation for mortgage

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Members of Lebanon Baptist Church in Saluda display the $100,000 donation recently made to the church by Jeffrey Arrowsmith (4th from left).

Lebanon Baptist Church in Saluda recently received a $100,000 donation from Jeffrey Arrowsmith of Saluda. The donation was given to the church to decrease its mortgage.

Drs. a and Teresa R. Sutherlin and the members expressed their appreciation to Arrowsmith for his great generosity. They said they were amazed because no one had solicited him for the donation. “He came in and asked, ‘How much do you owe on the church, I want to pay it off?’ ” said the Sutherlins.

The Sutherlins shared that “only God could cause something like that to happen!”

The church dining hall will be named the Arrowsmith Dining Hall to commemorate Arrowsmith’s kindness to Lebanon. A dedication service is forthcoming and will be announced in the paper.

“I came to Middlesex only in response to an advertisement in the newspaper concerning land for sale,” said Arrowsmith. “I purchased the land and made Middlesex my home. I was not aware of the community involvement my ancestors participated in until recently. My family believed in helping others, improving their community, making positive changes, and so do I.”

posted 03.25.2015

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