Monday, June 11, 2012

Breaking Bread with the Lifeguards from Duck and Southern Shores

by Nancy Maturo

Last Thursday, we had the joy of serving dinner to approximately 16-20 Lifeguards. This is our second year of participating in this community outreach. What an outstanding group of men and women, these young people are! Daily, they are willing to risk their lives for others, but yet, they are modest about their service. One surprising thing that we learned in chatting with them is that the folks whom they rescue rarely thank them and many times their service is considered a nuisance. Please, when you head to the beach this summer, stop by the Lifeguard stand and express your thanks for their help in keeping folks safe while enjoying the surf. Our next dinner with the Lifeguards is July 5th, mark your calendars and plan to be with us.

I encourage Good Shepherd to pray for these young people and their safety throughout the summer.