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Youth step-up to help the underprivileged


Teenage Outreach to the Poor


By Jeanne Bowser

unnamed-26While most people are scrambling for last minute presents at the mall, teenagers reached out to the poor in Apopka this Christmas weekend.

Apopka’s bus station area was surrounded by people not waiting for a bus, but in line for some food along with picking up freeunnamed-27 toys and clothes. A connecting vacant lot was the hot spot on Saturday afternoon for the poor and needy; not only to have their physical needs met, but some spiritual love and truth to go along. Mabel Stevens, a member of New Destiny Christian Center, began planning on Monday, posting on Facebook, announcing the outreach, which inspired people to get involved. Five people passed out flyers to 480 homes, 4 hours a day... several days before the event. First Antioch Baptist Missionary Church here in Apopka donated tables and chairs. There were 11 volunteers for event, and more than half were teenagers.

One man was reported to say. “I want you guys to continue doing this. No one does this for us. Thank you for doing this for us.”

Looks like great things are happening in Apopka!

Jeanne Bowser is the Children's Pastor at The Word of Life Church in Apopka.


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