EL CAJON, Calif.—San Diego Christian College men's basketball team continued their focus on service to the community, spending Saturday volunteering for the city of El Cajon in a city beautification project.
"We really wanted to do something in El Cajon, since this is our community," said head coach Tim Cook. "Or focus has to be on things other than basketball. So much of our time is spent on the game itself and it is imperative that we move out of our comfort zone and serve as Christ has called us to do."
The team spent hours moving mulch in different parts of the city in an effort to clean up specific sections. The project marked the fourth service project that the basketball team has participated in this year. Other projects included serving the homeless, helping the elderly with yard work, and moving furniture for a local church.
"We try to have a variety of projects to get our players to see the different needs throughout our community," added Cook.
Cook himself credits the service projects he did in college as a major factor in developing his faith and hopes that serving others will help his players grow in their walk with Christ.
"The things that happen to man's heart when God has changed it is indescribable," continued Cook. "It is very humbling to see these guys unselfishly give on weekends when other kids may be doing selfish things."
"The attitude of joyful service comes from the Lord and hopefully we are honoring Him with our work."