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FEATURE: Church teaches former gambler meaning of life

By Chiu Shao-wen and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

Living and working at the church, Kuo has gone from the receiving end of the spectrum to the giving, preparing food and taking care of logistics for supplies, where he once was waited on hand and foot in luxurious restaurants.

“My joy in the past was the wanton spending of money, but now I realize that true wealth lies in simplicity,” he said, pointing to the clothes on his back as an example, saying that they were either donated or had cost less than NT$100.

“Now I can make NT$1,000 a month and still have some left over at the end of the month to help others,” Kuo said. “The sense of fulfillment and satisfaction I get from helping others is more exhilarating than spending money could ever be.”

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