Derek cooking

Life skills matter at Westview

There is hardly any skill more important in day-to-day life than the ability to cook a tasty and nutritious meal, whether for your family, your friends, or yourself.

At Saunders House, Robbie and Angelene Garrett work with our young men to help them practice those critical life skills. Each week a different young man is empowered to create a meal for the entire house and to share that meal with invited guests. This kind of hospitality is an important social skill and a biblical virtue.

Derek, for example, prepared a meal of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and macaroni and cheese. His guests, the youth ministry team from church, enjoyed the meal and the conversation.

Cooking is just one of several important life skills young men acquire in their time at Westview. We are thankful to the kind souls who provide the food necessary to sustain our young men and the resources to empower them to learn to care for themselves.