Members of a youth group at Yellow Creek Baptist Church decided to help give back to their elders Wednesday, shoveling snow off the driveways for nearly two dozen senior members of their church.
Ben Fitzgerald, student pastor at Yellow Creek, said he knew many of the senior adults wouldn’t be getting out and shoveling snow, so he got the last-minute idea to do something about it.
“With the students being at home for most of their school, they are ready to get out and about and do some work and have that social interaction,” he said. “This kind of kills two birds with one stone. It gets these guys out working and helps some of our church members out.”
Fitzgerald said the older church members often help financial support the endeavours of the youth group, so this was a nice way to give back.
“(The seniors) do a lot for our student ministry,” he said. “They are good about supporting our fundraisers. This is kind of a way the kids can pay them back.”
Friends of Sinners clients also shovel snow on Wednesday
Clients in the Friends of Sinners recovery program also chose to spend their snow day helping those in need Wednesday.
Due to the recent winter weather, some Friends of Sinners clients were snowed in from work. They were able to help several families who wouldn’t have been able to remove the snow themselves.
“I love seeing our clients do these types of things,” said Zach Nance, Friends of Sinners Case Manager. “It’s easy to see Jesus in our guys when they serve like this.”