I am a Teen Intern for Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries every Tuesday and Thursday, since early October. While being at Kids Club, I met so many amazing children and peers, which makes it the highlight of my week. In particular, there are these two children in which I have become really close with. Every time they come to Kids Club they are always in a positive attitude, and constant energy, which always improves my mood, leaving a smile on my face. Not just those two guys, but all of the children are laughing, smiling, and interacting with one another throughout the night. There are so many things to learn from the children. The most important thing I have learned in my short time is patience.
On a Thursday night I walked into the academic support room, and sat down at a random table. I started helping a few different children at one time, but there was this one guy that I really get close with that night. As I was helping him with his homework he sort of started singing a song from one of his favorite influences. Which also happened to be one of my favorite influences as well. We finally started talking about ourselves, while working through his homework. After that night every time he saw me at Kids Club he would always run up to me, and we would strike up a conversation. When we are talking and just goofing around time always goes by so quick. He just might be one of the only people that could say the exact same thing over and over again, and it still be funny every time. At the end of the night when the Teen Interns are cleaning up, he always somehow finds me. He never leaves the building without giving me a hug.
SON Ministries is a place of HOPE where families facing poverty can come together as one.