One man’s testimonial
October 9, 2013 by Sarah Jenkins
Do you wonder about the impact Hands Across Our Community has on the families that take part? Then read this short speech (completely unedited) given by one man at the conclusion of his family’s 13-week class in early October.
What my family got out of these meetings
For starters I would like to thank each and every one of the volunteers who made these many weeks possible. To everyone that works in the kitchen I want to thank you for the vast variety of food that met our plates and filled our stomachs. I say Thank you.
I want to thank Neighbor to Neighbor for allowing all of us to gather here on the many special Mondays. Thank you for providing an area where my family could learn and grow from this experience.
I want to thank Hands Across for allowing my family to attend these meetings for the second time and teaching us how to budget, how to read to our son and watch him as he grows. I appreciate that experience on one special occasion where I learned that my son’s brain is 80% developed by the age of 3.
Another thing my family learned is how to stay devoted to doing something with one another. I know that from these meetings I have become a better father and a better husband.
I really enjoyed myself (can’t speak for my wife) but when we learned about personalities and how each one of us is unique and special.
Overall I appreciate the time and effort made by each speaker. These are just the ones that stood out to me and my family.
I know that as this program grows and many more families have a chance to experience what we have that they will benefit from all of the time and effort to better our community.
Thank you and may GOD always shine across the hearts and minds of every individual touched by such wonderful people.
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