Easter season is here. It is a time of hope and renewal as Christians around the world rejoice, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But the world doesn’t always feel hopeful for many, especially our youth who struggle with many issues. But thanks to those in our community who are invested in our children, there is a path to learning more about God, religion and hope.
Scott Fitchett is a teacher at Sandpoint High School as well as the youth pastor at Cedar Hills Church in Sandpoint. He enjoys working with the younger generation in many capacities and finds his dual career fulfilling.
“The statistics are scary when it comes to young people and the church. I don’t have a huge formula or a program [to bring them into the church], but what I do want to instill in young people is a firm belief in the truth,” said Fitchett.
For those who never have met Hunter Jacobson, they have likely heard his name. The young Sandpoint High School freshman was critically injured in an accident on December 2. Since that time, he lies in a coma in a Spokane hospital with family and friends keeping a constant vigil by his bedside while the community rallies around him to do all they can to support his recovery.
“Improvements have been small but encouraging. His eyes are open, and he will watch and follow those around him with his eyes,” said Hunter’s dad, Bob Jacobson. “He is breathing on his ownand is moving all of his limbs, but he is still considered in a conscious coma.”
Outfitted in full, top-of-the-line riding gear, Hunter was riding his dirt bike when he experienced the serious accident.
There is no doubt that Sandpoint is home to many wonderful businesses and organizations. All one has to do is wander through our locally owned businesses and visit with store and restaurant owners in our area to know they are passionate about their work and their community. Sandpoint Living Local is no different.
Each month we love to share the stories of your friends and neighbors who are making a difference in the lives around them. We are also humbled by the support the community provides us through reading our stories and choosing our publication to market and brand their business. So it has been with great enthusiasm over the last few months that we have invited members of the community to vote online for “Sandpoint’s Finest” in a multitude of categories.
The response was overwhelming! At the beginning of February we announced the top three in each category and opened up voting again for people to vote for “the finest” out of the top three in each category.