Alvin Sompon and Abrahim A. Sarnor
Words from the future of Africa.
Alvin’s words on Service.
Alvin is a rising senior at Ricks Institute. He is the son of the Ag teacher here. He’s been sharing with me about service. Here are a few of his thoughts:
“Service is guiding the younger people to serve the older people of our community. One project we are doing is in the Displaced Camps near our school. (These are people who’ve not left the refugee camps). We’ve started with small jobs in taking care of the roads, teaching games to the children.
Service is started with small steps and we move to other communities.
“We cannot do extraordinary things. We can do small things in extraordinary ways.” -Mother Teresa.
Abrahim’s speaks of volunteering. He is a recent Ricks graduate and the current student body president. Here are some words from him.
“Volunteerism is what we do because we want to, not because we are made to. It is not done for pay.
“We need foreign investors, but we should not depend on them to do what we can do ourselves. Teaching children about morality and doing good is a job we all can do.”
Abrahim can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org as well as on Facebook.