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Do YOU Need a Lunch Buddy?

Want to have lunch once a week with someone very interesting, funny, cute and sweet? Why not consider becoming a lunch buddy for a kid at Mountain View School? Grace Fellowship LOVES Mountain View kids and one of the ways we show it is by spending a few minutes each week having lunch and spending time with students in their school cafeteria. Hear firsthand from a couple of lunch buddies about their experience.

This is my first time as a lunch buddy. It is one of the greatest blessings that I have received from God. It takes one hour, once a week (including travel time for me). I wait in the hall for my little second grader and walk to lunch with her. She has such joy on her face when she sees me waiting for her. She holds the strings to my heart and they are wrapped around her little finger. All her classmates are at one table and they all want to be next to us. They eat lunch and we just hang out and talk. Sometimes that is hard because they all want my attention at the same time. When they ask with big sad eyes if they can have a lunch buddy, it breaks my heart. It is such a small commitment, just one hour once a week that can mean so much to a child. Who knows how God will use that time in His plan for that child or for me. Please consider this opportunity. You will not regret it. So many of the Mountain View staff tell me how much Grace Fellowship has done for the school and the children. They say it makes a big difference. Ruth Roberts

Two years ago I had the opportunity to tutor at Mountain View once a week, then after having surgery last year I had to spend the last year recovering and had not been able to go back to help out. A few months ago I received an email asking for some people to be a lunch buddy at Mountain View. That very same day, I had read in my daily devotional guide about tithing was more than just giving our money, but also giving a tenth of our time. That was all that I needed to hear. It was time to volunteer again. I honestly feel that I receive more of a blessing each time that I go for lunch than the little second grade boy that is my lunch buddy. Being able to see the smile on his face when he sees me waiting at the cafeteria door is better than any food that they have to serve. It only takes about thirty minutes of my time each week but I know the blessings that I receive will last a life time. Tony Fellers

For more information about becoming a lunch buddy at Mountain View, please contact Julie.

Lawton Jones

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