Jack Anderson is the spotlight this week for our Ordinary Teens, Extraordinary Things series. Read on to learn more about Jack and his dedication to service in our community.
Parish: Saint Brendan
During the school year me and a few of my classmates volunteer at Holy Family Soup Kitchen. I also volunteer during the summer as a counselor in training at Indian Village, and outdoor education summer camp. I volunteer there for three weeks every summer.
What does service mean to you? How does your involvement in your parish and community foster a stronger relationship with Jesus?
To me, service means to do good deeds for others without them asking, and to not receive anything in return for what you have done. A few of my classmates and I volunteer at Holy Family Soup Kitchen throughout the school year.
Jesus preached that we should give to those in need, and by being more like Jesus and following his example, I am becoming closer to him. When I volunteer at the soup kitchen, I am humbled and grateful for what God has provided for me and my family. It ignites a desire to help those in need and bring them closer to God.
I also volunteer during the summer as a counselor in training at Indian Village, an outdoor education summer camp. I volunteer there three weeks every summer. Jesus taught people about the ways of God and how they can live a holy life. By teaching kids at the summer camp today, I can learn how to teach kids about God later on in life. These acts of service bring me closer to Jesus and help me to live a more holy life.