Child enlists church family to give the homeless Christmas meal, gifts
Wynter Guess, 11, has a burning desire to help those who are less fortunate than she is.
[pullquote]This is what God would want me to do…[/pullquote]She is showing her benevolent spirit this holiday season. When her parents asked her what she wanted for Christmas, she had two wishes: to feed the homeless breakfast on Christmas Eve and to give a gift of warmth to each breakfast attendee.
To help fulfill her wishes, she asked the members of her church family at Goler Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church to kindly donate new hats, scarves, gloves and socks. The donated gifts will be given out on Christmas Eve in the multipurpose room of the Goler Family Enrichment Center, which is adjacent to the 630 N. Patterson Ave. church. Goler is led by Pastor Dr. George C. Banks.
“This is what God would want me to do,” said Wynter, a sixth-grader at the Piedmont School in High Point.
Wynter does not view her acts of kindness as unique or unusual, not even for a child of her age.
“What is the big deal? Kindness is what everyone should do all year round, not just during the holiday season,” she said matter-of-factly.
Tamela Gethers Guess, Wynter’s mother, said that selflessness was not a lesson that she had to teach her daughter.
“It is a blessing to know she is learning that the material things in life are not what offer true happiness. It is kindness, service and healthy relationships which create moments that become etched in our minds forever,” Guess said.