Does being a homeschooler mean that you don’t care about the needs of the rest of the world? Not if Grace Tate has anything to do with it! Today on Home School Heartbeat, this Virginia Generation Joshua member joins host Mike Farris to discuss how she and other homeschooled students are reaching out to the needy in their communities.
Today I’m joined again by Grace Tate, a 17-year-old member of Generation Joshua. Grace, local involvement goes beyond just politics for your GenJ club—tell our listeners why you’re pursuing community service opportunities, as well.
Sure. Well, actions speak louder than words, and we really want to prove that we’re sincere about our motives. We truly want what’s best for our community. Thus we try to be involved all year long and not just the few months leading up to the election day. Our ultimate goal is not simply to get our candidates in office, but to impact the community for the better. So actions like serving dinner to the homeless provide an excellent opportunity for us to show our faith by good works. While the results may not have directly won votes, hopefully it left an impression on people’s conceptions of teens and conservatives.
Can you give us other examples of some of the projects you’ve worked on?
We are in the process of adopting a road to clean up the highway, so it creates a presence of, you know, caring about the environment and being good stewards as much as anything else in our community. And we have worked with local fundraisers for nonprofit committees and nonprofit organizations.
Thanks for joining us, Grace. I’m Mike Farris.