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Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Called To Service

in our church organization we meet of varied needs,we became overwhelmed by the spiritual and material need. we had to do something practical to add meaning to our call to serve.a voluntary understanding was initiated that we each contribute "a little by a little"of our own meagre needy a midst us within without church. this ranged from food stuffs and clothing, handouts, revolving fund and advisory role initiative among others each week, although a dismal outcome but so far positive and encouraging. soon we outsourced outside help of which a few phillanthropist have responded massively.now we are "charged"with the aim and vision to replicate this"called to serve" gospel of Jesus Christ to evry soul a live and to every church of God to the ends of the earth. we envisage this little gesture and effort will break up the viscious circle of spiritual and material poverty so prevalent in this part of the world as "a people of God" learnt to change from a culture of passivism and selfishness to pro-activism and selfishness!

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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Age of storyteller: Over 60 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
a need
a problem
a solution
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what happened in the story...
the right people
nobody
the wrong
people
This story describes a...
good idea that failed
bad idea
good idea that
succeeded
 
 
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