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help people here?

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need_help_churchi’m about to say something that may seem terribly obvious: i didn’t know there’d be so many opportunities to help people in a church.  duh, right?  what i mean by that is, during my office hours, i’ve come across a number of people who needed help at the church.  random people i’ve never met before who just seem to wander in and need some type of assistance.

two weeks ago i saw this woman wandering around who seemed like she was looking for someone.  i asked if i could help her and she said her car wasn’t starting.  she told me the story of how her real car was in the shop and she was driving a rental car and thinks that she ran out of gas even though the light didn’t come on.  so i walked with her to her car, adjusted the seat (she was a small woman and i’m a big guy), put the key in the ignition and started the car.  she was amazed.  “how did you do that?!”  uhhh… i have no idea.  i just put the key in a turned.  so she thanked me and went to get some gas anyways.

most of the time it’s people who are looking for someone.  i like to think i’m playing matchmaker, helping people find the people they’re looking for (in a non-hooking up kind of way).

i also helped someone unjam the copy machine.  i used to work with copy machines a lot, so i kinda know how these things jam.

yup.  helping people at church.  who would’ve known?  i thought my office hours would be moments of solitude, but i actually get to help people and make a difference in people lives.  if their lives are all about starting cars, looking for people, or unjamming copy machines.


Written by enoch

June 24, 2009 at 9:27 am

Posted in social observation

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  1. that’s nice 🙂


    June 25, 2009 at 9:36 am

  2. you should help me find someone. in a hooking-up kind of way.


    June 26, 2009 at 1:21 am

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