Bekins In The Community: Valuable Life Lessons

Teaching Valuable Life Lessons

Our employees like to help people. As a service company, we consider it a valuable trait to our team and our customers. We’re proud to say one of our employees uses his degree in Pastoral Ministry and Leadership to teach people valuable life lessons that address our deepest needs.

Jason Hunsicker assists customers as a Service Administrator for Bekins. Before he worked for us, Jason pastored a small church in the Upper Peninsula. Now that he lives in West Michigan, he continues to use his knowledge and experience as a volunteer teacher and Young Adults Ministry Leader at the Lakeshore Baptist church in Grand Haven.

THE FOCUS – LIFE LESSONS

The church offers a variety of classes after their service each Sunday. Jason has taught multiple age groups and is looking forward to teaching a class of 10-year-old children.

“There is the preaching time then there is the teaching time,” Jason says. “The classes are a little more focused, a little more intimate. There is that interaction where they can ask questions and we can discuss it together.”

Jason at times teaches students about the historical context of different biblical books. However, he most enjoys relating passages to our current lives.

“Every time I get to sit down and study a text I love it,” Jason says. “Just when I think about how lives can change through this, and just how we can live differently based on what we read and what we learn, I think that’s just awesome.”

More about Lakeshore Baptist Church

Lakeshore Baptist Church is located at 17306 Church Hill Street in Grand Haven.

Their morning worship starts Sundays at 9:30. The Adult Bible Fellowship and Sunday School typically begins at 11am.

Lakeshore Baptist Church Photo

MORE WAYS OUR EMPLOYEES LIKE TO BE KIND

More Employees Help Hand2Hand

You will not find a more kind team of employees anywhere else. We quite often organize volunteer activities and see a large amount of of our employees attend to help. Recently, a few of our employees took it upon themselves to attend a backpacking event for Hand2Hand in West Michigan.

Not only did they help pack hundreds of snack bags for children who need it, Bekins will donate money to Hand2Hand in honor of each employee who volunteered.

The donation is a part of our BeKind program, which supports Bekins employees who volunteer in the community.

WHAT IS HAND2HAND?

Hand2Hand logo hungry children

Hand2Hand is a ministry that works primarily in West Michigan to provide food to school children. Every Friday, a volunteer discreetly places a backpack in a child’s locker full of food for the weekend. The backpacks go to children who are at risk of not getting enough food at home while they are away from school.

 

This year they plan to work with:

  • 4600 children who need backpacks filled with food
  • 145 schools who place the backpacks in the lockers
  • 82 churches that supply the volunteers and pack the backpacks

A PARENT TOLD HAND2HAND:

“LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK IS DIFFICULT FOR EVERYONE BUT WHEN YOU HAVE CHILDREN AND YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO GIVE THEM SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS A SNACK IT IS DIFFICULT. HAND2HAND HELPS ME TO GIVE MY CHILDREN WELL ROUNDED MEALS.”

MORE THAN ONE WAY TO HELP

Our employees enjoy helping local children and this is not our first time helping Hand2Hand. Click the buttons below to learn more about all of the ways we have donated to Hand2Hand. Click here to learn more about Hand2Hand and how you can help.

Bekins Packing For Hand2Hand
Feeding Local Children - Bekins Fruit Cups for Hand2Hand
Bekins Canned Chicken Collection for Hand2Hand