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When you serve, the joy you give is matched by the joy you receive // Mercy House story

May 23, 2019 11:19:06 AM / by Ashley Rhodes

Mercy House Angela
Angela Gilchrist was so moved by the support she received from Mercy House to achieve her goals that giving back to Mercy House ultimately became her goal! Angela's story reminds us that the joy we give through serving is matched by the joy we receive from it. 

Stick around! We also sat down with Caleb, our Chief Storyteller, to get the scoop on the process of telling Angela's Mercy House story. Check out the Q&A below!


  • How did you find out about the story? "Mercy House approached us about a promotional video. We met with Ken, the director of Mercy House, who told us about Angela’s inspiring story. We realized right away that she was our story."
  • What was your initial approach to telling the story? "We wanted to show the larger impact of serving - how it has an effect on the person you're serving as well as the person serves."
  • What is your most memorable experience from telling this story? "Seeing the faces on the people who were being served. It was obvious that Mercy House made them feel like they were at home."
  • What do you hope to accomplish by telling this story? "Give the viewer the importance of how important it is to serve, no matter what capacity you have."
  • What is something that you hated to cut from the video that had to go because of time constraints? "We shot more footage of kids playing basketball and having fun with Ken (seen at the start of the video), but we had to cut some of that footage from this video due to time constraints. It showcases how much Mercy House impacts the community."

 

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Topics: nonprofit, storytelling, video, volunteer, serve, community, mercy

Ashley Rhodes

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