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A Modern Good Samaritan

Collection for Venezuelan Children

Yesterday, when I got back to my car after my 8:00 a.m. class at NCSU, I looked for my driver’s license. When I couldn’t find it, I thought I’d misplaced it in my red backpack, or perhaps it had fallen down beside the driver’s seat, as happens sometimes. I became concerned when I got home and still couldn’t find it after looking again through my backpack and the car.

Later that morning, I got an email from Allen, a postdoc research scholar, who had found my license on campus. It had fallen out of my backpack while jogging to get to class on time. Allen had looked me up online, first, calling the church. When he didn’t get an answer, he searched for my email address. This morning, when Allen met me on campus, I thought about the Good Samaritan. He was mine.

After I got my license back, when I told my wife Cindy the story, she said, “There are still good people out there. It restores your faith in humanity.” Indeed, it does.

This Sunday, the Gospel happens to be the story of the Good Samaritan. You can be a Good Samaritan for children in Venezuela. Please contribute to our collection for them:

School supplies

Children's shoes



Cough syrup

Children's vitamins.

 Watch the video with the Rev. Daniel Robayo to learn more about their plight. 

Many thanks to everyone who has already contributed! You are making a difference to people and helping restore their faith in humanity.

With much love,


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