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Church will do good to inspire good

One act of kindness has the tendency to inspire other acts of kindness. Plus, doing an act of kindness makes the doer feel good.

Tori Rosel thinks the world would be a better place if people did more simple acts of kindness, so she came up with a way to make it happen. One weekend a month, the members of Community of Hope Church will blanket the community with simple acts of kindness.

“This is a simple way to show God’s love,” said Rosel.

Community of Hope will start the Do Good, Feel Good campaign April 11, 12 and 13. Rosel said people participating can choose the day and the way in which they share kindness with a stranger.

The act can be as simple as buying the coffee for the next person in line at the coffee shop or groceries at the super market. She said it can be something much grander, too.

“I’ve heard of people making house payments,” said Rosel.

The acts don’t have to include money at all. Rosel said people could just help each other out.

The church has postcards to give out when the act is done. The cards explain the project and why the act of kindness was committed. The cards also ask people who have been blessed with an act of kindness to share it on the Community of Hope website,

The inspiration for the campaign came from KTIS radio. Rosel said the Christian station has done pay-it-forward campaigns a number of times. She wanted to bring the idea to Rosemount.

Overall, Rosel hopes the outpouring of kindness in the community will make Rosemount a better place to be. She’s hopeful it might draw people to the church as well.

Regardless, Rosel said it’s a win, win to put some good out into the world.

“I love the idea. I hope it catches hold and spreads like wildfire,” said Rosel.

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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