Young Christian campers are serving meals at Clifton this summer. At least once a week for eight weeks, middle and high school students help prepare and serve dinner to the men of Clifton. A group called M25 is sponsoring the students and organizing different service events to help the homeless throughout metro Atlanta.
M25 is a mission program designed to bring students together to serve God by serving others. It was started eight years ago by Mount Bethel United Method Church, located in Marietta.
The group is named in honor of Matthew 25: 31-40, the Biblical passage in which Jesus proclaims that when his disciples feeds, clothes, or visits the poor or imprisoned, they are doing a service for Him.
For eight weeks this summer, M25 will bring at least two dozen teens to Clifton to serve meals and fellowship with the men of Clifton. The teens have traveled to Atlanta from various states to serve the homeless.
Nineteen-year-old Rushton Davin serves as an M25 camp counselor for the groups that are visiting Clifton.
“What we’re trying to show them is that Jesus called us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves, and that our neighbor is everyone we come in contact with,” she said.
“Hopefully when they go back home they’ll look at life through that lens, and try to love the way Jesus loved.”
This is second consecutive year that they’ve sponsored meals at Clifton.