One bitter cold night, in the winter of 1873, a Christian widow living in Connecticut was in great distress. Her money was all gone, and she had nothing with which to get food for her family the next day. She could not sleep any that night. At midnight she arose and engaged in earnest prayer. She told the Lord about her trouble, and asked him to provide for her relief. That same night a cousin of hers, whom she had not seen for several years, found himself so restless that he could not sleep. Then he got up, and being a Christian man he engaged in earnest prayer, and especially asked God to bless the suffering poor. While he was praying, the thought of his cousin came into his mind. He felt sure that she was in want, and made up his mind to send her ten pounds the first thing in the morning.