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A FROM-THE-FIELD EXCLUSIVE FOR QUEJ-PONS FAMILY SUPPORTERS

AN ANCIENT RITUAL AND PRACTICE OF LOVE

In the week leading up to Easter this past April, the Quej-Pons family took part in an ancient ritual on Maundy Thursday. The event was part of the Awana curriculum, a program for kids to learn what the Bible says and to have fun doing it.  Zurisadai, the Quej-Pons girls’ mother, shared the Bible story of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples as a lesson on how to serve each other.   

Zuri, as she is most often called, is an ideal messenger for this lesson. You could say she practices what she preaches. She is the model of a spirit of service, quietly and kindly going about the business of serving the young ladies in her care. Zuri simply exudes empathy and love to those around her. So it comes as no surprise that she then brought this story to life, incarnating that spirit by washing the girls’ feet. She consistently provides that example to the little ones she loves so well, creating a harmonious home where the children learn to love each other through little acts of daily service. 

Written by Jeff Luehm, LAC Program Coordinator

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