There has been a trend in the last several years that our younger generation has gotten its recognition by doing the wrong things; the result being they are in trouble with their parents, the school system or the legal system. All this gets attention through the newspapers, radio, peer groups or legal system.
My heart was gladdened recently to have seen what is hopefully a new beginning for our young people. There was a group of youth from the Baptist Church in Kenai with a team of leaders who drove them to Sterling to do some very hard work gardening for someone in Sterling. What a difference they made in the looks of that garden and how happy it made the gardener, words cannot explain.
Many thanks go to Alan and Sue Reitter and son Duane; Rob Grace, Kassey Bettle and Jessica Nicholes for the hard work and energy and effort they put forth in a very short time. Kenai and the Baptist church can be proud to have youth and leaders like these.
This could be the beginning of a change in who is recognized in the future. Let us note those who do good hoping that those who do not will join this group very soon.
Archie and Fern Chamberlin
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