It takes just two 16 year olds to brighten up a school on a mundane weekday. During the #loveothers14 campaign, Cordell and his church friend prepared 300 sweets with thoughtful notes for the Secondary 1 and Secondary 3 cohorts. They never expected that their simple act would cause others to feel so thankful. In fact, their peers were so moved that many of them caught on and joined them to give out the sweets.
For Cordell, he has come a long way. He came from a broken family, and he shared: “Because I didn’t get the love I wanted at home, I used to bully people in school. However, though I was naughty, the older youths in church loved me.” When asked why they decided to carry out this initiative, the pair replied that they first experienced love in Heart of God Church and that’s the same reason why they want to love others. As young people, they may not be able to change THE world, but they knew without a doubt that they can change THEIR world.