April 16, 2008
Spring Break, Jigs & Shingles
March 18, 2008
Collegiate spring break had a lot do with the number of volunteers in Slidell this week. You’d be tempted to think, “Oh, no. College students?" But, then you’d have to think again. Faced with the choice of typical spring break rowdiness on beaches or a week of sleeping on a floor working on someone else’s home, these students chose the latter. Not only was there no need to worry, there was so much to gain. Contagious youthful enthusiasm, and hope for our future leadership. There were also some unlikely but awesome teaching skills.
One young lad gladly passed on his knowledge of the Irish Jig. You can see the pictures of him teaching “class" at www.getinthecar.org. If he could motivate exhausted, muscle weary, volunteering strangers to jig together in a Presbyterian church gym on St. Patrick’s Day, then I have believe that this young man is destined to accomplish remarkable things throughout the rest of his life, as well.
Another group of students from Maryland came to GITC’s rescue and assisted with the transport of unwieldy shingles from ground to roof. When one young man was asked if he had ever done any roofing before, his excited response was, “No, but I sure would love to learn to!" That’s the beauty of volunteering. You may think you are there to help with one thing, but then you get the opportunity to learn another skill which will help you help someone else in the future. It’s amazing where the LORD puts us!
Posted by jaselin at April 16, 2008 06:48 AM