I have been volunteering at World Concern since October 2006. I wanted to do something meaningful –something that would impact my world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and I wanted to alleviate suffering. Remembering the time I had volunteered with World Concern in my university years, I contacted them and found that they could use my skills in doing mailings and inputting into the computer.
Together with the people who donate and the staff workers, World Concern is providing shelter, food and water to disaster struck places like Haiti and Sri Lanka. Children are receiving education and their families hope for the future. Women are learning how to set up businesses through Microfinance which helps them climb out of poverty. Children are taught to be wise by avoiding potential trafficking situations, and those who were caught in slavery and freed are given a safe haven to learn skills and start a new life. I feel that I am a part of this rescue in my volunteer work and prayers.
I enjoy getting to know the thankful staff workers; they are a blessing. I feel that I am doing something to change the poverty, disaster situations and injustice in my world that I could not do on my own.