Stories of Service

Jeremiah Sitoy

This is Jeremiah Sitoy!

“The first time we attended Southcrest, my family was welcomed and made to feel at home by the friendly greeters, so we kept attending and signed up for membership!”

Jeremiah now volunteers as a door greeter because he remembers the impact that initial contact had on him and his family.

“Romans 12:7-8 really impacted my life when I came here to the U.S. At first, I was hesitant to become a greeter. I’m an introvert, and I don’t like to be in crowds. But that first Sunday we attended Southcrest, I was made to feel so welcomed by the door greeter’s great smile and a good handshake. So, I decided to volunteer and be a door greeter to do the same thing for others. I love the music ministry that I was doing before [in the Philippines]. Still, I love smiling at people more, giving them a handshake and hugs, asking how their day is, and welcoming them every Sunday.”

Although Jeremiah’s ministry looks a little different now because of the pandemic, his heart remains ready to serve his community.

“I honestly have no preferences in volunteering. I can serve God in any way I can and am more than happy to do it. I don’t mind doing whatever is needed.”

Jeremiah and his family are from the Philippines and have attended Southcrest for almost three years. They moved to Lubbock when his mom got a job as a nurse for Covenant Medical Center. Jeremiah and his brother are following in their mother’s footsteps, attending nursing school (Covenant and South Plains, respectively), and work as nurse techs at Covenant. His sister plans to attend Tech’s nursing school, and his dad works in accounting and real estate.

Thank you for greeting us, Jeremiah! We appreciate you stepping out of your comfort zone to bless others in the name of Christ.

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