56-year-old Benny Gonzales loves to serve his community and help. Gonzales suffered a brain injury when he was a child but still is able to spend his days removing trash along the roadways of his city. Gonzales puts the trash in a black plastic bag, but takes the time to return items like lost purses or wallets. Once he found a purse on the roadside and though it took him eleven months, Gonzales managed to find the owner and return it to them. Gonzales says returning these lost items make him happy because he wants to return things to their rightful owner. When asked why he gives so much time cleaning along the roads in his city Gonzales said, “People have been good to me, so I pass it on.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
NJ Man Cleans Roadside, Reunites Owners With Lost Items, By Anthony Johnson, http://7online.com/hobbies/nj-man-cleans-roadside-reunites-owners-with-lost-items/314876, Accessed September 18, 2014.
1 Peter 4:10 (HCSB) Based on the gift each one has received, use it to serve others, as good managers of the varied grace of God.