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Teaching Jesus through birdhouses and toolboxes

By August 28, 2014 Comments

The Commercial Appeal, Bartlett/Cordova Weekly, August 28, 2014

The birdhouses are complete! Front Row: Kevin Martinez, 2nd grade, Knight Road Elementary, Lonnie Collins, 5th grade, Knight Road Elementary, Daiwun Jordan, 4th grade, Knight Road Elementary, Braylon Vester, 4th grade, Goodlett Elementary Second Row: Aaron Strickland, volunteer, Tim Blaylock, MAM staff, and Ed Lindsay, volunteer

The birdhouses are complete! Front Row: Kevin Martinez, 2nd grade, Knight Road Elementary, Lonnie Collins, 5th grade, Knight Road Elementary, Daiwun Jordan, 4th grade, Knight Road Elementary, Braylon Vester, 4th grade, Goodlett Elementary
Second Row: Aaron Strickland, volunteer, Tim Blaylock, MAM staff, and Ed Lindsay, volunteer

Memphis Athletic Ministries’ fourth and fifth grade boys from the MAM Olivet neighborhood youth center are stepping off the basketball court and onto the court of manhood. Ed Lindsay, a member of Whitten Baptist Church in Cordova, is a volunteer who spends his time teaching our boys the meaning of Christian manhood through woodworking. The boys have been learning not only how to do manly tasks, like working with their hands to build bird houses and toolboxes, but also how Jesus defines manhood. Through devotionals, Mr. Ed explains who Jesus is, what He has done for us and how to live as a godly man in today’s world. And as the boys learn to build and work through their mistakes, they discover how to trust Jesus’ skilled and steady hand. After all, Mr. Ed does not let them forget that Jesus was indeed more than a carpenter.

If you have a skill or talent that you would like to share with our youth, please contact Angela Moses at amoses@mamsports.org.