Paradidomi is a New Testament word that means “to pass into the hands of another”.
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.
~ Isaiah 54:17 (printed on Project members’ t-shirts)
The young ladies who make up the Paradidomi Project regularly pass on, with God’s help, their community service, love, and helping hands. Last month, they gathered at the Safety Center, during shift change, to show their appreciation and respect for our Georgetown Police Officers with tubs of homemade cookies.
Group leader Denay Hill created the project, and hosts the young ladies twice a year to choose what and whom they would like to help. “We started out helping our family members, but we are starting to step out more. Our goal is to step out to the whole community and grow from there.”
Paradidomi Project is based on a culinary mission, so the members find ways to help with food. Denay says, “The main place people sit, talk, and make decisions is at a table. It’s a basic need and we all have that in common. We chose the Police Department because I believe we need to teach our children, and there need to be opportunities, to respect these officers.”
For their part, officers were delighted to have treats, but more so enjoyed the visit with Project members. Officer Tejeda, heading out for patrol, said, “People come to us quite often to show their appreciation and we truly appreciate the feedback and positive encouragement. Georgetown is a great city and we are happy to be here.”
Denay says the Project is hoping to add new members in Georgetown—find her on Facebook to learn more.