A Word From...Jana Gomillian, School of Logic

Jana Gomillion
Whether serving in a school, food distribution center, homeless ministry, pregnancy center or in our own backyard, our Ministerium days continue to provide our students and our faculty the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ as we humbly serve our community.
At the beginning of each school year, the School of Logic faculty members are asked to select a ministry they would like to serve in both the fall and spring. Some homerooms choose a new location to serve, while others continue long-standing relationships. As we make our selections, it is easy to point to our school’s mission as we strive to help our students “live purposefully” or reference the fourth quadrant of our crest that encourages a Christ-like attitude of service. While both of these serve as the beginning of this practice, it is the clear understanding of humanity that brings into focus our purpose and encourages us to continue.

When students start filing back into the building at the end of their service, I love to sit quietly in the Hearth Room and listen to them share their observations from the day. Two young men feeding the homeless downtown with Mr. Schultz and Mr. Moneyhon were shocked to discover that serving to the homeless often meant serving young men and women their own age. A young woman attending a soup kitchen with Mrs. Jackson, had a meaningful conversation with her about the number of both physically and mentally challenged guests at the lunch they served. Or the delightful sounds of young men discussing the “bargains” that can be found in the Senior Citizen Thrift Store they worked at with Mr. Martin.

For me personally, the most difficult part of my chosen ministry is telling the girls, teachers, and students at Oak Springs Elementary that our day has come to a close. I am not sure who is more disappointed. Whether serving in a school, food distribution center, homeless ministry, pregnancy center or in our own backyard, our Ministerium days continue to provide our students and our faculty the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ as we humbly serve our community.
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