The St. James Youth Group activities always include an opportunity for service hours. Examples of service opportunities include Trunk or Treat at the Ronald McDonald House and the Souper Bowl of Caring for Harvesters. This year, due to the pandemic we had to rethink and adjust our service opportunities to do safe, socially distanced service. As a result, the teens are videotaping themselves reading Dear God stories. Xadriel tells us to just think about the good friends that you have and that God wanted you to have. Maybe we, after hearing Xadriel talk about gratefulness for his friends, will be reminded to thank God for our friends.