Common Word Community Service Silicon Valley 2014

March 2, 2014, seventeen Muslims and Christians united to serve approximately 90 meals to residents of InnVision Shelter Networks’ Montgomery Center. Orientation and meal preparation was hosted at done at the center. Christian and Muslim volunteers were gathered into buddy groups and got acquainted discussing fun questions about fond childhood memories, favorite holidays, and faith heroes. After Muslim volunteers from Pacifica Institute of Silicon Valley recited prayers, buddy groups then worked together to prepare lasagna, green salad, watermelon, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and revani, a wonderful Turkish dessert. After guests had eaten, volunteers also enjoyed a meal together. Service ended with a beautiful prayer offered by Mr. Oktay Erbil who thanked God for the privilege of serving our neighbors together, for new friendships made, and for the peace all enjoyed as we united to serve God and neighbor.



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