Here is my favorite fund raising story from Scripture.  I do not think it is often viewed as a story about faithful asking and generous giving.  The story comes from Luke, Chapter 19 beginning at the 28th verse.

“And after Jesus had said this he went on ahead going up to Jerusalem.  As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives he sent two disciples saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you and as you enter it you will find a colt tied there which no one has ever ridden.  Untie it and bring it here.  If anyone asks you why are you untying it?  Tell them, “The Lord needs it.”  Those who were sent ahead found it just as he had told them and as they were untying the colt its owner asked them. “Why are you untying the colt?”  They replied, “The Lord needs it.”

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