San Antonio, Texas (USA)
“Service means everything to me. Don’t be intimidated to serve. Just have fun.”
Ron Whitehead, Executive Director, CYE
Berrien Springs, Michigan (USA)
“Service is the ultimate way to express spirituality. My favorite way to serve is building relationships with people. How can you build a relationship with someone when you don’t partner or collaborate with them or join them in their needs or joys in their life?
No doubt service events have an impact and a lot of sizzle but the most powerful form of service is just one-on-one. Serving in the most elementary way is just living what you say you believe. Just taking care of others like you would want others to take care of you.”
Atlanta, Georgia (USA)
“When someone says the word service it means giving of yourself to others, helping someone in need, wherever they’re at and whatever they need. I like to help people and they not even realize I’m helping them.
A lot of times when it comes to Adventists we think we need to reach the world by preaching and teaching. But I think one of the coolest ways of evangelizing is to do it without words.”
Silver Spring, Maryland (USA)
“I’m all about friendship service. I really think there’s nothing better than serving one-on-one. I think big events are wonderful and can have a huge impact, but there’s nothing better than helping a mom who needs a babysitter, or someone who needs groceries, or someone who needs help figuring out what to do because they have diabetes.
People get lost in the crowds and just needs one person to say ‘I’ll be the one to help you.’ You’ve got a mission field right in your own sphere of influence.”