Fresh air: Grace middle school youth team up to assist Breathing Room Foundation


Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Earlier this month, many of our middle school students got a chance to get outside and clean up for a great cause. The cause is the Breathing Room Foundation, a Jenkintown-based nonprofit, whose mission is to care and support the families that have had a loved one affected by cancer. An organization, Grace’s mission team has worked with for many years, this latest endeavor was a chance of our kids to get out into the community and get a little dirty for a great cause but more importantly to show compassion for those in need of a little.

Grace member Caitlyn Deviney, who assisted the mission team in this endeavor narrated the day.


Our middle schoolers had a great time serving our community. They made yardwork fun for themselves and for the families. One family we helped out all came outside as well with their dog and kids and the kids raked leaves together, jumped in piles, and swung on their rope swing.


We enjoyed our time with them. Through and there there was just genuine thankfulness and our middle school kids were simply happy to help and to be together.


Our middle schoolers gained more experience in serving others not just on a bigger mission trip like they may have been a part of, but simply in our local community, which is SO important as well. They were the hands and feet of Jesus that morning in the yards, just simply acting in obedience and desire to serve and give.


Interested in volunteering in mission initiatives? Contact Michele Smeal at