Brring, students scurried to their lockers after first period. Maddy hurried to catch up with her friend, Hanna on the first day of school, at her locker. The halls echoed with excitement on the first day of school.
"Hey Hanna, it‘s good to see you again. I‘ve missed you. Did you do anything fun this summer?"
Hanna put a folder in her locker, "I just worked, How about you?"
Grinning, Maddy got out her American history textbook from the top shelf of her locker.
"Well, I just got back from Mexico."
Hanna reached for a pen, “Wow! Did you have fun at the beach?"
"I didn't go the beach; I was on a mission trip. We helped build a church, also re-did a roof on a home, and taught VBS."
Hanna smirked, “Oh, you're one of those Jesus freaks."
Maddys rolled her eyes, "You think it's wrong to help people?"
"No, but I wouldn't go to Mexico to do construction work. I don't like to get dirty."
"Hanna, check out my blog, Maddy'splace.com, and check out the pictures and the journal I kept."
Hanna sighed, "Okay, I'll do it." Hanna scribbled on her notebook Maddy's place dot com."
The next day, Hanna pulled Maddy aside. "I looked at your blog last night. I guess you did help people. Although, I still don't get into this Jesus thing and I'd would never want to do construction work."
"Well Hanna, I've gone to church all of my life. I love Jesus; this trip changed me forever. I feel good inside; I was able to help people and spread the love of Jesus. Did you see me and the picture of the couple?"
"Y…eah, what's your point?"
Maddy's face glowed, "That was the house we re-shingled, their roof was leaking. Did you notice the smiles on their faces?"
Hanna's eyes rolled, "Of course."
"They were so grateful. They didn't think anyone would help them. We did and they asked Jesus to be their Savior."
Hanna's face turned red, “Don’t push this Jesus thing on me!"
Maddy clenched her jaw, "I’m not pushing this Jesus thing on you. I wanted to show you what I did this summer!"
Hanna took a deep breath, "It felt like you were trying to shove Jesus down my throat. I'm not a little kid anymore, I can think for myself."
Maddy smiled, "No I’m not. It made me feel good about myself because I helped a needy family. I want to tell people about Jesus. Hanna he loves you that is why he died on the cross. If you ever change your mind, I'll be there for you."
"See you later, Maddy," Hanna slammed her locker and stomped off.
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