When You Know a Person’s Story

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


It was the San Antonio Junior Livestock Auction. Dustin looked like every other kid there. As for his goat … well, the bids were okay.

Then someone told a story that Dustin himself had kept quiet. One month earlier, his father died in a tragic car accident. The boy spent weeks in surgery and rehab. Now he stood by the auction block: physically healed … emotionally healing … financially spent. The story spread, and wouldn't you know, Dustin’s goat sold for a record-breaking one hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Dustin was just one more kid with a goat. But when you know a person’s story, things can happen … in the high calling of our daily work.

Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him
because of the woman's testimony,
"He told me everything I ever did."

John 4:39