The San Antonio Fil-Am International Seventh-day Adventist Church young people lead the way in community services volunteer hours.
For three years, young people have helped with Exodus Mission Story Time, preparing lunches to feed the homeless, making gifts/care packages for seniors, visiting nursing homes, BYKOTA (Be Ye Kind One To Another), and more!
They also help "Give-a-way" food, clothing, shoes, school supplies, linens, and other items as well as sharing literature. Every November and December, they wrap more than 1,000 books to give to their teachers, bus drivers, custodians, cafeteria workers, and people in their neighborhood.
During 2017, Fil-Am International Adventist Church served 255 people, gave away 1,450 pieces of clothing, 4,500 lbs of food, and distributed 2,485 pieces of literature. There were 40 volunteers who served 1,637 hours in community services. Twelve youth and one senior served 1,330 of those hours, stating that they feel good when they help others.
By Diane Watts