Thinking of serving through Common Good this year? Here, five volunteers share with us a bit about why they chose to give their time and talents to serve through Common Good initiatives last year.
“I think that realising my call to “live social justice” and responding to it by volunteering for Izandla Zethemba has been very fulfilling. Realising that even though I am volunteering to be an influence in the lives of the kids at IZ, I myself have learnt so much from them and they have positively influenced me as well. Being part of something bigger than myself, where God is so evidently at work, has been wonderful.” – Jessica Granger, Izandla Zethemba volunteer
“The end of course graduation is an amazing event where graduates and past graduates share how much they have benefited in their business, in their confidence in facing life’s difficulties, and in their daily walk with Christ. It is like seeing a miracle where a “few loaves and fishes are used to feed a multitude”. Helping men and women recognise their gifts and God-given abilities despite material poverty, remains an awesome experience.” – Roy Mayers, Paradigm Shift volunteer
“It’s an amazing feeling knowing that my time can be used to help organisations with something I enjoy doing. Not only do I get to do what I enjoy but also help where it’s needed, in a practical sense and seeing the end result.” – Denton Walters, Maintenance Ministry volunteer
“I genuinely look forward to seeing the kids each week, and while it is often sad or frustrating to be there it is also so rewarding when they remember what you taught them the week before, they give you hugs, or they ask you to pray for them. God has definitely opened up my heart even more to His children and taught me more about the things that matter to Him.” – Debbie Kusel, Christine Revell Children’s Home Bedtime Reading volunteer
“My most fulfilling experience as a volunteer was seeing the entrepreneurs grow in their business, grow in their confidence and their spiritual growth. Their enthusiasm and willingness to participate in all aspects of the lessons was also really encouraging… To be part of this initiative is an amazing blessing to me. I just feel so encouraged by this programme. God IS at work! In us and through us, and I ask the Holy Spirit to continue to show me where opportunities to serve present themselves and step up. I feel so privileged!” - Rose Reddy, Paradigm Shift volunteer
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