SERVICE LEARNING PAPER
The thought of community service was bore to me before I began my volunteer work. I dreaded starting my community service although I knew I had to do it. Where I earned my hours did not even matter to me. I just wanted to get it over with. To my surprise it was not what I expected.
Community service was not a painful experience; it was a very enjoyable and beneficial experience.
After volunteering four hours in serving the community of Abilene with food, I now see stewardship as a responsible task especially to the community. I now understand why sherry Anderson said “Volunteers are not paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” On average, when people think about community service, they assume that volunteering is just, “hours we need to be able to graduate” and that is it. Community service is more than just hours, community service is based on the acts performed by someone with the purpose of helping or bringing benefits to his or her community. People frequently compare community service as a punishment since it is often offered to small-time offenders as an alternative to fines or jail time. However, community service is the vital force to many communities since they depend on the service made by the volunteers to be able to grow. Nowadays, the words “community service” and “volunteering” are being used constantly. People tend to forget or misunderstand the real meaning or significance of volunteering. By exploring the history and significance of volunteering in the United States, people can develop a culture of volunteering and enrich their lives and make a positive social contribution.
RCCG Victory House Abilene founded in 2007 at 662 Ruidosa Avenue Abilene, Texas is a branch of Redeemed Christian Church of God whose headquarters is in Nigeria Africa. The lead servant of God in-charge is Pastor Sunday Omotosho, a man that demonstrates the true attributes of servanthood not just to his church alone but to his neighborhoods and community at large. As a church they are involved in serving the community of Abilene with food items every last Saturday of the month. Both the Pastors, ministers, workers and members of the church are all involved in this monthly exercise of serving the community of Abilene with food. This are all dedicated cheerful people that volunteer to be part of feeding the community of Abilene. Upon commencement of serving the community of Abilene, all the stewards that volunteer to serve gather in the church premise to observe a joint prayer and instruction period for thirty minutes committing the whole process in the hands of God and also to receive instructions and strategizing together on the effective way and manner to carry out the project.
I took pleasure in how much I learned at being part of serving the community of Abilene with material items such as food, clothes, etc. We were distributing food items and clothing, so many items were involved. At first I was unaw...