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On the Eighth Day, He Held a Raffle



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    Money for Church? Yessss.

    The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.

    Reverend Dan Willis, he just giveth.

    Willis is the pastor at Lighthouse Church of All Nations in Alsip and he’s got one heck of a gimmick to get you to go to church.

    He’ll pay.

    "It is gimmicky,” Willis told the Sun-Times. “It is totally gimmicky. I make no bones about that, but if I could get someone who would not normally come to church, why not?"

    Willis doesn’t just hand out cash. He holds a raffle. So far he has doled out close to $1,000.

    Not surprisingly, attendance has risen along with the dollars given out.