For 6 years now Ms. Samantha Jordan, a teacher at Faith Christian School, has been inviting her 1st-grade class to her home at the end of the school year for a special cookout. But the real treat comes after that dinner when the students and their families get to to visit other homes in the community and hand out baskets with fruit, cheese, crackers, and other goodies inside.
In years past the 1st-grade students have taken food baskets to the Morningside Elementary community, Garden City, Maiden Lane, Kings Chase, and Oak Grove Plaza area. This year they handed out food in neighborhoods surrounding Penn Forest Worship Center.
“I really wanted to sprinkle seeds everywhere,” Jordan said. “As Christians we are supposed to be sought and light.”
As a child Jordan’s father owned Uttermost in Rocky Mount. As a child she went with her parents and knocked on almost every door in Rocky Mount handing out Biblical tracts to share the word of Christ to others.
“What you do as a child is in you,” she said. “It’s just a part of obedience.”
As they knocked door to door on Thursday night, students asked if they could sing “This is the Day” and then handed them baskets, equipped with not only food, but a Gospel of John tract, Campus Crusade tract and bookmarks made by the students with John 3:16.