Who, What, Where, When, and Why

We are very excited here at 3t Ministry today.  We have a very special guest blogger that we hope will be making a regular appearance.  Ali is a regular volunteer with our Project Re-Cycle program and is a high school student as well as a gifted writer. Please welcome Ali to our blog and see what 3t Ministry means to her!

Who, What, Where, When, and Why are five words that relate to anything in life; WHO was the first person who landed on the moon? WHAT day is it today? WHERE is the best place to grab a bite to eat? WHEN is the spring dance? WHY am I writing this? The five W’s (Who, What, Where, When, and Why) tell my life-changing-experience of what it means to be a 3T Ministry volunteer.

“Who is going to make a difference?” That is what me dad has always said to me. All I have ever wanted was to be able to put a smile on someone’s face, and the satisfaction of knowing that I helped to make a positive change in someone’s life.

inner city bike driveI am a 3T Ministry volunteer along with my two sisters, my mom, and my dad, who is the founder of 3T Ministry. Being a volunteer consists of time and talents. It is helpful and gratefully appreciated when treasures are donated, but being a volunteer and doing hands on work is an experience that will truly change your life.

This past summer I volunteered at the 3T Ministry bike drive as a face painter. Even though my job as a face painter had nothing to do with bikes, I was there to make sure that the children were able to walk away with a smile across their cherubic faces. I remember a little boy at about the age of seven, riding around on HIS Spiderman bike without a care in the world. His black tires raced across the hot pavement turning left and right, his smile as wide as the ocean showing his white, crooked, eight year old teeth. That is what made working through the scorching summer day bearable, and watching that child ride away, full of happiness, on his new bike.

At the end of the day that is what makes volunteering for 3T Ministry worth the while. To be alive is merely existing, but life is meant for living, so make a difference and start living.                                                ~ Ali