Hopewell United Methodist Church in Blairsville, Pa., has inherited $2 million from a former church member who was carrying out his mother's wishes. John Ferguson, 71, died in 2007. He had lived in a trailer without running water but prospered in business. The church received the money after the will went through probate. Church members knew the family intended to leave the money but had no idea how much it would be. "We had our jaws in our laps for a couple of weeks," said the Rev. Jason L. McQueen, pastor of Hopewell, an 80-member congregation in rural Western Pennsylvania.
Faithful son leaves $2 million to small rural church
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