By Bob L. — Communications Team
Sharefest. Why do they serve?
It’s a tough question to get answers to when the Sharefest volunteers show up, work hard, and then head on home or back to work. There’s not a lot of time for chatting.
As part of the video reporting team that wanders around looking for volunteers to interview on the spur of the moment, I got to hear volunteer’s quick answers. And so many of them say, “I just want to give back.” They come from all over, so it’s not like they all got together and came up with the answer they thought I wanted to hear. No, they came up with that common answer all on their own. They seem to get so much more out of Sharefest than they think they are giving. It’s the whole being “more blessed to give than to receive” thing.
I have a friend who served each day as a team leader. When I asked her why she did it, her face brightened up and I could see her energy rising. Besides wanting to give back, she had plenty of other reasons, too. When I saw her at church, I asked if I could give her a call to find out a little more. Here’s part of what she said…