Both of Susan Weeks's sons attended Central Washington University and benefited from the support and guidance of Nate and Judy, a couple who lead the university's Campus Crusade for Christ program. Susan has been wanting to do something to help the couple for a while but never got around to it. "They live on private, monthly support and give of their time passionately to students on campus to encourage maturity, faith and good citizenship," Susan says.
As Susan was leaving for The Oprah Winfrey Show—with no inkling of the challenge ahead—her husband Sonny reminded her that they needed to do something to repay Nate and Judy's kindness. So when Susan is given the chance to "pay it forward," it's an easy choice—the money will go to support their campus ministry!
Susan and her son Jeremy take a road trip to Ellensburg, Washington, to surprise them with the $1,000 gift. "It was wonderful to be able to give on a larger scale than I normally can give," Susan says. "It brought me great joy to actually make a difference in someone else's life."