… And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8, NASB)

For Keith Price, serving as a tutor at Cornerstone Prep/Lester Prep for more than six years is a way for him to live out the tenets of Micah 6:8. “For me, serving at the school is a way to do justice, to love and to be humbled by what the Lord is already doing at the school,” he said. “My family and I are beyond blessed. Serving is a way to give back.”

Keith tutors on everything from reading and math to behavior. The dominant answer to his research into the best thing a tutor can do is to consistently show up.

“I give a listening ear, share a ‘dad’ joke and just spend time with them. While I am not a teacher, it became very clear that all that was needed was time. Everyone reading this can read and is therefore fully qualified to help at the school!”

Last year, Keith added a project to his weekly time at the school. The students eat lunch early in the day and do not have a snack on Monday. The school secured a grant to provide snacks on the other days, but Monday was not included. Keith reached out to the classroom sponsors and asked them to supply a snack for their classes every Monday.

For the remainder (13 classrooms) he raised money and purchased Cheez-Its for more than 200 students each week (6 cases/per week). “It became a family affair in that my daughter Sarah (14) would sort and bag the snacks into classrooms. I would deliver them to the school every Tuesday,” he said. “I can’t do that this year, and I fear that the kids will go without.”

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Get your Sunday school class involved
Keith encourages others to serve because the need is great and the joy that awaits is greater.

There are many ways to serve:

  • Show up once a week to read to a child, to help them with their sight words, or to help them draw a picture.
  • Make sure students have a snack on Monday.
  • Help in the office or with the teachers.
  • Be a classroom sponsor. This is a great way for a Sunday school class to have tons of fun. Keith’s Sunday school class is in its fourth year of hosting monthly birthday parties and a huge Christmas event.

>>Interested in finding a way that you, your family or your Sunday school class can serve at Cornerstone Prep/Lester Prep? View the list of serving opportunities and then contact Grant Caldwell, (901) 202-6050.

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