So many things keep us from serving others. Life is so busy that we often don’t recognize the needs of others. We don’t feel it’s our place to get involved. Or we are afraid that we will “get taken” by someone less than honest about their needs. The Hoss Foundation is important because it derails some of those doubts and calls on people to get involved. The result is that needs are met and hearts are nurtured. My husband and I helped with the demo of the Smith house for the Days of Hope Project. Like so many of the people who showed up to work in the pouring rain, we did whatever job came along. I removed nails, hammered apart walls, and stacked lumber for reuse. Aaron, who was once a carpenter, not only worked hard, but also took the time to teach others how to do the job efficiently and safely. Scores of people worked in the cold rainy weather for a family that most of them probably didn’t know. I’ve never met the Smiths, I don’t know them, but what I do know is that this family is facing an unexpected and terribly difficult situation. And while the skill levels differed among the workers, they all had willing hearts. Never deny any person an opportunity to serve because not only does it aid the recipient, but it also grows humility and character in those serving. The Hoss Foundation provided the Smith family with a home addition they urgently need and fertile soil for hearts to grow.