(HASTINGS AND ST. LEORNARDS OBSERVER) WHEN church treasurer Simon Scott received an unexpected parcel in the post he thought all his prayers for pennies from heaven had been answered.

The long-term member of Holy Trinity Church in Robertson Street was hoping the heavy, unmarked box sent from Germany could be divine intervention.

But the weight of the box must have mirrored that of the heavily-burdened soul that had sent it.

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