Good Samaritans pop up at Gospel Fest 2018

Busta Brown, Debra Terry and Carmen Russell Bonham

Good Samaritans pop up at Gospel Fest 2018
October 04
05:00 2018

By Debra Terry Stephens

Special to The Chronicle

The first Sunday of Gospel Fest 2018 was another smashing success, and gospel music saturated the air with the ministries of the musical guests on Sept. 30.

As the crowd dispersed, and the stage was being broken down, a small group of young adults rushed to me to say they found an ATM debit card, and it must have been a lady who had sat near them. 

I thanked them and then grabbed the microphone and asked if  “the person’s name on the card” was still here, or if anybody knew her to see me immediately because she lost something very important. 

After repeated announcements and waiting, I decided to keep the card until Monday morning instead of turning it in to Lost & Found or an information desk.

I went into her bank and explained the situation, but I insisted on being present while the call to contact her was made.  The personal banker at Wells Fargo was taken aback, but he granted my request when I explained that I have been the victim of identity theft, and it is not a good feeling.  After hearing that she will stop by later to pick it up, I thanked the personal banker and left. 

In a day and time when people are desperate and doing ungodly things, I am overjoyed to know that there are young adults with morals and integrity.  In the urgency of the moment, I did not think to get their names, and they obviously were not trying to get a pat on the back for doing the right thing because they went on to enjoy the fair after enjoying great gospel music. 

However, I am grateful that God was represented in such a wonderful way, and I thank those young people for being “Good Samaritans.”   

Debra Terry Stephens is an emcee of Gospel Fest.

About Author

WS Chronicle

WS Chronicle

Related Articles


Featured Sponsor

Receive Chronicle Updates

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.



More Sponsors