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Living the Mission

make impact on and off the court

members of Northside Fellowship

Church have spent a portion of each

summer working at an orphanage

sponsored by the church. 

The summer of 2015 was Kin-

dall’s first service trip with Northside

Fellowship. She spent her days

teaching Bible school, holding

prayer and soccer outreach, and

building classrooms at the orphan-

age. She bonded deeply with her

students, one of whom made a

particularly deep impression.

She explained, “I just fell in love

with this 12-year-old boy. He works

full-time to help support his fami-       Krucki teaches Tanzanian children what a “selfie” is.
ly. He makes very little money and

one day he showed up and gave

me some candy, which he had for his snack. He has I know their service trips made an important impact

nothing, but he went out of his way to give me some in their lives. I am proud of them for giving back and

candy. I couldn’t believe it.”                        enriching, not only others’ lives, but their own,” said

Poverty, said Kindall, is the one thing there is a lot Benner. 

of in Guatemala. “What I found most surprising was    Kindall’s and Krucki’s love for children is evident in

the living conditions the families have. One family had two anecdotes they shared from their trips. One day,

eight people living in one room. We would see kids Kindall introduced some of the girls in her village to

day after day and they would be in the same clothes. nail polish. “They had never had their nails polished

You don’t realize all that you have until you see what before. I couldn’t believe how excited they were,” she

others don’t have. It really put things in perspective for said.

me,” said Kindall.                                    Krucki recalled the day she pulled out a bottle of

WJU women’s volleyball coach Christy Benner           bubbles. “The kids went crazy. They never saw any-

said she’s not surprised that her two players make    one blow bubbles before. It proved to me how much

service to others a part of their lives. Service, she said, we take for granted.” 

is a part of who they are.                            What was one of the greatest takeaways from the

“Haley and Kayce both strive to be better people trip? “Little kids’ hugs,” Kindall said with a big smile.

in every aspect. They are very outgoing young ladies, “They are the best.”

with huge hearts, who have a deep love for children.

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