Matthew Maxwell “Making Moves”
In chapel on Tuesday, Coach Luckow spoke with our students about “making moves”. He emphasized that Christians are not to be passive and willing to settle, but rather to be motivated and looking to achieve their best, thus receiving God’s best.
Sophomore Matthew Maxwell is doing exactly this. He is “making moves.” In a day and age where service to others is on the decline and fewer and fewer young men have the desire, ability, faith, and perseverance to earn the honor of being an Eagle Scout, Matthew has done just that.
This past week, Matthew was recognized by the city of Moville and awarded a certificate for his service to the community. As part of his Eagle project, Matthew raised over $6,000 in order to purchase and install a handicap accessible chairlift at the Haskell Pool. Such thoughtfulness is surely reminiscent of Matthew 25:35-36 where Jesus notes who will inherit the kingdom of God,
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”
I don’t think it would be taking too much liberty to add, “For I was disabled and you carried me” to the passage above. Thank you, Matthew, for carrying others who cannot carry themselves, for being the type of guy to take initiative, to represent your family and Siouxland Community Christian School in a manner that is Christ-honoring and makes us all proud. Thank you for putting others in front of yourself and helping those needing some extra assistance to do even simple things such as swimming on a hot summer day that the rest of us may take for granted.
I know the rest of SCCS joins me in celebrating and thanking you, Matthew. Keep up the good work. We all look forward to your installation as an Eagle Scout out of Troop 259 in Moville.
Steve Peters, Superintendent