I came into Kings Club looking for a volunteer opportunity and a way to get connected after a mission trip over the summer. Loving children and open Saturday mornings made King's Club at Barron's Branch a perfect fit. I came in not knowing what to expect or what I had gotten myself into, but slowly began to realize that I was so blessed to have the opportunity to be a positive role model in the kids' lives. The regular attenders began to expect me Saturday mornings and would even ask the following week where I had been if I missed! Similarly, I learned about the kids' families and asked them about their week as our relationships grew stronger.
I stayed with King's Club for only about 8 months, but the relationships that were built and the impact on everyones' lives will last a lot longer. Even though my time there was short, I felt like I was able to grow and help out the neighborhood kids in ways I never expected. Thanks to the dedication of the leaders from Mission Waco and the student leaders, King's Club at Barron's Branch was able to impact the lives of so many kids and any volunteers who joined those Saturdays.