Mary and I started tithing before ether of us had committed our lives to a relationship with Christ. We had a hunger for God and giving was one way we tried to grow spiritually.
My first Malachi 3 experience of testing God happened before I knew the scripture. We adopted our first child, David, and used our entire savings to pay the adoption fees. Shortly after, I got my first ever bonus at work and it was the exact amount of the adoption fees. God had worked to provide as He had said even though I was unaware of His promise!
I am now retired the Lord has blessed us with good health and enough money to continue supporting orphanages and other Christian works. We also have enough left over to take mission trips internationally. Luke 6:38 “Give and it will be given to you.” God is good, and loves us beyond our comprehension!