Magazine article Anglican Journal

'There Is Goodness in the World'

Magazine article Anglican Journal

'There Is Goodness in the World'

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WE HAVE A program called the Good Samaritan which links various churches in our community through outreach and social projects. It was developed to provide support to people who have slipped through the cracks of our social system. At Christmas time, various families contact me either because they are in need, or they want to share, and the two are brought together through members of the church.

We, as Christians, provide the living example of our Lord Jesus Christ and through our actions, especially at Christmas, bring to people the feeling of being loved and appreciated.

At Christmas, we provide packages of food, clothing and toys for the children who would otherwise not have them. To share one story, last Christmas, a father (unemployed) and his nine-year-old son who live in a small cabin were approached to see if they had needs for the holidays. But the father declined, saying there were other people who needed assistance more than they did. …

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