Erin & Rey Surpass One Year Volunteering with FLS Kids
The lovely and giving married couple Erin and Reynaldo (“Rey”) say
that “it was definitely a God thing” that brought them to Colorado Springs from the East Coast and then to volunteering at FLS. They immediately fell in love with the Springs and knew they wanted to invest in the community.
Fortunately for our FLS kids, Erin and Rey found our Children’s Ministry. They started coming every other week in January 2018 and keep coming back for more because “we love the kids!” they both exclaim.
They believe the continuity of their service really benefits both them and the kids: “As you keep coming back, they really know you. It’s so rewarding to see their happy, smiling faces when they recognize you walking in,” shares Erin.
What would they say to others considering volunteering with the kids at FLS? Erin says enthusiastically, “The kids NEED you. As you see them grow, that’s where the reward is. Becca [FLS Child & Youth Coordinator] makes it really easy, and God equips you and helps you.”
Rey adds, “The kids are so great. Each time I come and give I truly feel REFRESHED. You forget your own stress for awhile and see the bigger picture: Love God and love your neighbor – these come together, and I get to do that with the FLS kids.”
Finally, they see the futures they are helping to build. “The reward is definitely greater than you give, knowing that you are a part of something bigger than yourself. This year was only one chunk of the kids’ lives, but we saw how much they grew in that time. This time with them impacts their whole lives. You are truly impacting entire generations.”