“Honor the lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing and your vats will brim over with wine.” Proverbs 3:9-10

Your time is a very precious gift from God, and Scripture encourages us to use it wisely. We are told to seize the day and make necessary decisions in our everyday life. And those necessary decisions we make in our life must reflect God’s will. One of the most rewarding decisions any person can make is becoming a volunteer. This book shares beautiful and heartwarming stories of people who make such strong efforts to help meet the various needs of others. From serving Thanksgiving dinner to the hungry to aiding the destitute in India, these men and women make a very big difference in the world. People are fed, loved and cared for, and last but not least, blessed. These stories of compassion remind me of my own desire to be a more active volunteer.I know it would be such a great joy and pleasure to put smiles on the faces of others. And that is exactly what a volunteer does in every way whether it is big or small. Anybody who reads this wonderful book needs to reflect on the selfless attitudes of the authors(well, not every other author had a selfless attitude in the beginning), meditate on the value of serving others, and last but not least understand that giving is not only a mere act of kindness. Volunteering is a form of giving, and it reaps many rewards, although the set of rewards are different for each individual.Some have experienced changes in their personality, or have developed friendships. While others are confident that they have a made a rather large contribution to society.

 

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