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Contest Winner!

Posted by on Jan 19, 2009 in community, love, service, stories | Comments Off

I received several very good stories from readers for my contest. (see my post “A Contest: Examples of Serving“) I plan to publish all of those stories on Wednesdays in my weekly series called “stories”. I’ll intersperse the stories of my readers with some stories of my own.

I appreciate everyone’s contest entry. I think that each of the stories gives examples of brothers and sisters in Christ seeking to demonstrate the love of Christ to their communities – especially to “the least” of their communities. I think these stories will be encouraging and challenging examples for all of my readers.

But, who won the contest? I know that everyone is on the edge of their seat waiting for this announcement.

I chose the story of S.C.R. which he called “The Trash People” as the contest winner. Congratulations! Originally, I said that I would publish the winning story today, but that was before I decided to publish my “stories” series on Wednesdays. So, I will publish S.C.R.’s story on Wednesday.

And, for winning this contest, I’ll be sending S.C.R. a copy of John Perkins’ book Beyond Charity: The Call to Christian Community Development.