Monday, September 17, 2007

Nice Lady in Need

I just pulled over to help a Jennifer Wong, owner of CNA Senior Transport. Her vehicle had blown out a front tire on the driver side. She was in a very bad place and much too close to oncoming highway traffic to work on it. She had called AAA and because of her safety, she also called the police to ask if she should stay with the car or find a safer spot. I offered to stay with her until help arrived. Maybe my blinking light might help people see the situation earlier. We only talked for about 10 minutes before the helpful AAA tow truck rolled up and she started the paper work.

The van is used to help transport our senior citizens about town, and I guess when there was a problem, they had to transfer their client to another van. That could have been very difficult if they were wheelchair bound, but fortunately that was not the case, and they were able to get their client quickly under way again. She struck me as a very compassionate and intelligent lady.

During our conversation she asked me how I was funded. That kind of made me laugh inside. "I'm not" I said with a grin.

2 comments:

Jenn Wong said...

Aloha Rich,
You certainly surprised me showing up that afternoon. I was very impressed with your professionalism and sincerity to help. At first I did not take you seriously, but after you gave me your mini-card, I knew you were there to help. I wish that more folks took the time out to do what you do and all for the love of God...and " with no funding"! Awesome! Keep doing God's work and you shall reap his awesome rewards! Hopefully, I can return the favor someday. Take care and May God continue to watch over you and bless you and your family!
Aloha,
Jenn Wong
C N A Senior Transport LLC

Rich said...

Thank you Jennifer! I'm glad I was able to serve you and thank you for the awesome encouragement!

I'm really just a selfish guy, submitting to Chirst, following His lead as He builds compassion for others in my heart. He is the one that told me to stop, not any glowing character trait of my own, so He should get the credit.

I trust AAA was able to get you and your vehicle to safety and I have no doubt it will be in service to our island's kupuna again very soon.

Thank you for helping our island seniors!

Aloha Ke Akua,

Rich