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PALM BEACH COUNTY – With a desire to help the ones in need, a Heart to Serve gave back to those who needed our help the most. 

This R.E.A.C.H. Week trip focused on the idea of how it is our responsibility to help the ones who do not have the privilege to eat and worship Jesus every day. As Mrs. Rye says, “Every 10 seconds a child dies of hunger.” Using the resources we have, our group visited a field, picking tomatoes that will go to families who are in poverty and are unable to get access to food.  

Throughout the week, we then went to Urban Youth Impact, where we did manual labor, including mulching, cleaning cars, playing with the kids, and more. Urban Youth Impact is a school and church that specializes in programs which help kids who are struggling in school and otherwise would not have the opportunity to go to college.  

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On Wednesday, we then went to an assisted living facility where we got to socialize and talk with the elderly who shared their stories and experiences living there. These people do not get many visitors and were very happy to see that people still care about them and that they have not been left at the home because no one wanted them. I personally got to meet an older woman who was fascinated by my story of how I came from Poland to America.  

With the week coming to a close, on Thursday we stayed at the school and packed boxes that introduced God’s love to many kids around the world. And on the final day of our R.E.A.C.H. Week, our group went to Shark Wake Park where we got a day to have fun and wake board as a team building activity to close out the week.

Reflecting on the experience, Ryan Lutz said, “Doing community service for even just an hour helps more than you think.” If these experiences taught me one thing, it is that even if sometimes I ignore the needy, I can never deny God’s word and how He tells me to seek out the poor and underprivileged that do not have the opportunities to find Him. 

 

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Julian Trzesniowski
Class of 2027 Student Journalist
Julian Trzesniowski is a journalist, a part of the student publications here at JCS. He moved here to the US from Poland 6 years ago and from then has been at work persuing a better education than he could have ever gotten back home. Living in Poland, he experienced the good and the bad of the community, and seeing how people can end up if they choose to go down the wrong path, he became aware of his friends and the ways they could lead him. Moving from Warsaw, Poland was very difficult for Julian, as he knew little to no English and was used to the culture that he was surrounded with in Europe. Seeking to fit into this community, he has been drawn closer to God through the many great teachers and staff at here at JCS. But as years passed, he began to miss what life was like back home, not knowing the reason why this change was for the better of his future. Over time, he saw all the great opportunities he had ahead of him and became grateful for what his parents had done for him. He then became known to this culture and soon grew into the great journalist he is today.
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