By Kelsey Kirkendall
Originally Published: May 4, 2013
Temple students recently stepped out into the fresh air and sunshine ready for TCares, a day of fun and service. Students grades nine through twelve were divided into groups that were then dropped off at various people’s homes who could use assistance. They painted, pulled weeds, and washed windows for one purpose–to show the love of Christ to others.
“We got the opportunity to assist an older lady who is struggling with cancer,” said Heather Pickrell, a sophomore at Temple. “I cleaned her flowerbed for her, and we raked her yard, rearranged her landscaping, and cleaned up unwanted trash. I loved having the opportunity to help her.”
Adrianna Engle, another sophomore at Temple said she liked TCares because, “God gave me gave the chance to share the gospel with her through our work. It was also amazing that we got to help her. I would do it again.”
“We helped this lady clean all the screens in her house. We also mowed her lawn and cleaned her windows. I enjoyed helping her,” said Lynnea Clay, another sophomore.
TCares gave students the opportunity to serve others and show the love of God in a practical way.
TCS faculty member Mrs. Katie Helser commented, “It really was a chance for students to step out of their comfort zones in order to serve someone else. Students were able to meet the individuals they were assisting, hear their stories, and be the hands and feet of Christ to those in need. TCares was a great way for TCS students to go beyond the academics and to live out their faith.