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

A Pretender

This is a story about a young man who happens to be my good friend this friend of mine who we meet with in high school. Dorn was always there for me in one way or the other, he supported me physicaly and financially when i needed his support. The only bad thing with Dorn was that he never attended church services and even christian religious Education lessons. One day as we were out touring in another distance school away from our school in bull games activities, one of the teachers happen to teach the word of God after the games were over.Dorn was not that happy and before long Dorn displaced himself from there. I followed him to find out what was wrong only to realize my friend was not the Dorn that i knew. He changed his appearance to that of a good looking lady I reported the matter to authority. They took the changed Dorn prayed for long and he changed back to Dorn on that day Dorn my friend was saved and then have been a good christian.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a bad idea that will never work
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to respect
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Soweto, Nairobi, Kenya
Map of A Pretender
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