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Transcri@bd from actual tape of sermon June 24, 1979 AM
ALTRUISM PAYS BIG DIVIDENDS Matthew 6:1-4
When Margaret Sankster was a case worker in Chicago - she said one afternoon she opened
up the recreational area and all the different children were coming in from off the streets
playing various games and she said that right in the middle of the activity period, one
little fellow came in - by himself - and he just stood against the wall - leaning - toward
the back. Mrs. Sankster said she went up to him and said, "Don't you want to play like
@,ieryone el. s&?" I-zhe sni,d that he responded, "I can-'t play." And- then, uron 10LOLking a-t-
his foot - she noticed that it was turned completely around - totally backwards .... and
she asked how it happened and he said, "I was hit by an automobile." She inquired about
a doctor and he said he had never been to a doctor. And so Margaret said, "I took that
young boy and called a surgeon friend I knew and said I have a boy from off the streets ...
who needs help. Will you treat him." He said, "Certainly. It will cost nothing."
And so the boy was taken there - the examination was made - the doctor determined that
through a series of operations that the foot could be corrected - he felt. He was sent
to another orthopedic specialist - Margaret Sankster called a banker and said, "I've got
a case that needs your help. Do you have any funds available?" And together, they pro-
vided for the operation; they provided for the hospitalization - at no cost to the young
man. A series of operations took place and Margaret Sankster said, "One of the most
joyful days of my life was several months later when I opened up the recreational period ...
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