Friday, February 27, 2015

When a snowstorm cancels church

Grace Chapel, in Centennial, CO, cancelled services February 22 because of inclement weather. That meant "The Source" high school class would not meet at 9 a.m. in the Student Ministry Building to learn about spiritual leadership. So seven teenage members of "The Source" were free to sleep late. But they didn't.

Instead, they agreed to wake up at 6:30 a.m., grab shovels, and surprise the residents of South Olive Way by shoveling the driveways and sidewalks of 53 homes. Each homeowner found a note on his door that said "You have been served" with an emblem of a cross.

"We wanted to get out before anyone woke up," said Nick Mirabella. "We felt it was a good idea to serve the whole neighborhood. It was kind of the best way I think we could spend a Sunday."

Like most residents, homeowner Jeff Mostellar was astonished. "They shoveled everything, the whole driveway, the steps, and the whole sidewalk. You just don't see that in this day and age."

When offered payment for their work, the boys all declined, but they could not resist offers of hot chocolate.

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