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


Being an example to many youths in my estate and church ,Kevin was very much respected.He was very bright and most people admired him.In church he was a good singer and he was also an inspiration to many. One time the story changed when it was found out that kevin thought of committing suicide and backsliding from salvation but one friend of his Erick gave him hope. He told him that there was still hope an d that what defines a manis not what he is but how well he can rise up after falling.This words of hope gave Kevin strength and he chose to go strong though his parents and Dirias parents were furious about them. Kevin stood strong looked for a job and made sure Dinah and the baby were safe and well even though they never lived together there until they later found the permision of their parents who forgave them and today kevin is a testimony and is still the pride of the family.Thanks to Erick who gave him hope taht has carried him on.


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  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mundika, Busia, Kenya
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