Between Christmas and New Years, we went out to Hyland Hills to host a cocoa & wax event. After enlisting some cheerful volunteers, we made our way out to the slopes with some JSAW gear, waxing tools, and the desire to bless the riders who were out enjoying the beautiful day. We’d initially planned to come out the week before, though postponement was necessary due to the weather being so bad the hills weren’t even open. God blessed us, on this new date, with 30+ temperatures while we were out there.
Once our station was up and rolling, we gathered some hot cocoa from the kitchen staff inside the chalet; everyone in line was able to satisfy their sweet tooth (with some even doubling down on a second cup). For three consecutive hours, our crew waxed, scraped, and poured out cups of cocoa. Altogether, we gave over 100 riders a fresh coat to go scrape off on the rails.
Most of us woke up with sore muscles the next day, but we consider that a price worth paying to have had the opportunity to sow into our community in this unique way. We pray that our interactions have a lasting impact, and that we are able to continue coming alongside our fellow snow-lovers in the years to come.
If you're interested in getting involved with our next cocoa and wax event, you can do so by visiting jsaw.org/volunteer
If you'd rather sponsor an event (or individual rider), you're able to do so by visiting jsaw.org/sponsor
We hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years (and that the Lord blesses you greatly throughout 2023)!