LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) _ A Texas pastor's prayer for $1 million to pay for his congregation's church building has been answered abundantly. The Reverand Tom McDaniels, whose Lifebridge Christian Center meets in a Longview hotel, says he took a bank deposit slip and wrote $1 million on it almost 2 years ago, then kept it and prayed over it.
Last week, McDaniels says a business owner asked him how much was needed to pay for the church. The pastor said $1.4 million. The benefactor then wrote a check for $1.5 million. The church, which has been under construction, can now open debt-free. McDaniels says he believes that in these economic times, "the Lord wanted to show his power.''