Church Hero

21 Mar

In the Gospel story, it was a young boy who brought forth his offering of a few loaves and fishes for Jesus to turn into food for 5,000. At Zion, it was Will Neises.

Will decided that he owned too many toys and to receive even more at his 9th birthday party last week wasnt what he wanted. Instead, he wanted to help someone. Will told each young person invited to his birthday party to bring food for Zion’s food pantry. No presents for him, just food for those in need.

Zion’s children are not the future of the church. They are Church.

Thank you, Will.



Posted by on March 21, 2012 in Blogging With Jane


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6 responses to “Church Hero

  1. Don Lutz

    March 21, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Very cool! Great job Will!!!

  2. janepgardner

    March 21, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Will, you are a very special young man!

    • janewillan

      March 21, 2012 at 10:48 am

      Not unlike the toys in my office from Emmet and Jesse!

  3. Sandy Levins

    March 21, 2012 at 11:19 am

    What a thoughtful and selfless thing to do… His parents are doing a wonderful job with that young man. (and maybe he’s learning something at CHURCH too!)

  4. Craig T. Neises

    March 21, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Our hope is to build a social conscience in Will, though we see glimpses of an Occupier in him already. He can get really indignant about snippets of things he hears us talk about, or that he overhears on TV, where injustice and unfairness are involved.

  5. Gail Lawlor

    March 21, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    That is what I call “the Spirit”. Heart-warming story.


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