Large Turnout for King’s Day of Service
The King’s College’s fifth annual Day of Service (DOS) took place on Saturday, Jan. 26, all throughout Manhattan. This year over 200 students showed up to volunteer. It was King’s largest turn out yet according to Philip Reeves.
According to the King’s Weekly, “TKC’s annual Day Of Service is about following Christ’s example and serving ministries in our city.”
Students participated by helping out at Father’s Heart Ministries, The Bowery Mission, New York Rescue Mission, New York Gospel Ministries, and Carter Burden Network, the King’s Weekly stated.
Victoria Bevill participated in DOS for her fourth year in a row. She led a group of TKC students in serving lunch at The Bowery Mission along with prepping for dinner.
“I love serving with other King’s students. I love to see different ministries around the city as well. This city is hurting; we need to serve the people of New York,” Bevill said.
Elise Wharton and Abigail Wells started their DOS at the New York Rescue Mission sorting clothes and then moved over to The Bowery Mission to help serve in the kitchen.
“I grew up highly valuing service. Since moving here I haven’t had much of a chance to serve yet, so today was a really good opportunity to get my foot into the door,” Wharton said.
Abby Murphy spent her afternoon sorting clothes for The Bowery Mission.
“I was sorting through coats and hanging them up for my first hour. My second hour a manager came in and gave us hangers so I untangled hangers for the rest of my shift. I realized even the tiniest things can matter a lot to people,” explained Murphey. “If I hadn’t spent an hour untangling hangers, someone else would’ve had to take the time to do it. It was serving in a different way.”
John Northcutt — a devoted Bowery volunteer, and soon to be employee — appreciated all the help that King’s students offered in the kitchen on Saturday. Northcutt has a passion for serving the people of New York City.
“Giving back is so important. It’s what God wants us to do. The people we’re serving here are the types of people Jesus hung out with,” said Northcutt.
As Proverbs 14:21 says, “It is a sin to despise one’s neighbor, but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy.”