GREENCASTLE, Pa.—Faith-In-Action Day, one of the activities during Joy El’s Leadership Experience camp week, was held July 25.
The event teaches teens about hands-on community service.
Campers were divided into teams that put their service skills into action at St. Thomas Fire Hall, Tayamentasachta Environmental Center and St. Thomas Elementary School.
“I’m always excited when we can give the opportunity for students to think beyond themselves,” said Aaron Ziebarth, executive director of Joy El.
Savannah, one of the campers, agreed.
“I’ve learned that serving is not just to get something in return, but to help out our community and to show God’s love to people,” Savannah said.
The main word for the day was “teamwork.” Students learned how to work cooperatively on teams as they tackled the repair and cleanup jobs.
“Through this experience, I’ve learned we should always show God’s love toward others whether it’s toward other people or just helping out,” said Parker, another of the campers.