Very Random Database Project

Imagine picking up the phone and dialing a random person in your database. Why? To check in, see what's happening in that person's life, and connect. Sound scary? Our CEO, Kay Edwards, embraced the challenge. She developed a system that put someone's contact information in front of her every day. She then reachs out through a phone call, or more lately through email, to find out if the person has time to talk. More often than not, she heard, "yes, of course!" we can talk. This year's question is, "What does the world most need you to do?" Read people's interesting responses here.

"The world most needs me to follow my passion for writing. I have found the most fulfillment and experienced the most passion when I've had the regular opportunity to interview people, capture their stories, and share them with wide and diverse audiences. The world's under-served and under-privileged can always use more advocates.  Advocacy through storytelling is what I hope to do throughout the rest of my career, God willing!" ~ anonymous

"The world needs me to volunteer for more hours to get unregistered voters registered." ~ anonymous

"I'm discerning that the world most needs me to always remember that even my work is a ministry."

~Kat Landa, Vice President of Business Development at ViewSPARK

"I believe the world needs me to listen to stories, carefully and reflectively; and then to help find meaning and purpose from the stories told. This is what the world needs: understanding that comes through truly caring and listening to others who make up this world. I’m told I bring a calmness to circumstances. I’m grateful for that gift and will do so as long as the LORD allows. I think the world needs me to bring that calm, as well."

~Nancy Leafblad, Pastoral Care Services Coordinator (Chaplain) at Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center

"I think the world most needs me to motivate. Whether personally or professionally, I see the most common demand around me to be a motivator in relationships. "

~Josh Filo, Head of Business Development at TESCHGlobal


Advocacy through storytelling is what I hope to do throughout the rest of my career, God willing!"