Block Family

Family Serves Tacos Together

Jodi and her husband Doug Block both grew up in Buffalo. They’ve been married for almost 22 years and have two boys, Danny (15) and Jack (12)

Jodi has worked at Aimia (formerly Carlson Marketing) for 23 years, and Doug works at Commercial Door Systems in Corcoran.

They love the outdoors, and enjoy swimming, boating, biking and gardening in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter.

Jodi and her family have been attending Zion for about 5 years and became members earlier this year. They chose Zion for their church home because of all the wonderful opportunities Zion had for their children.

For most of that time they have served with a Wednesday Supper Team.

We had a couple of reasons to get involved.  First we wanted to work with others in the church and when a request was made to help on one of the teams, it sounded like fun so we joined the taco team. Secondly, serving also gives the boys an opportunity to earn church service hours for confirmation.

The 2013-2014 school year will be their 4th year on the Taco Team. Danny and Jack also serve on the team and they’ve even recruited Doug’s mom to help on occasion.

They’ve been surprised at the increased number of people served, especially during Lent, but their team hasn’t run out of food. They feel that the most important aspect of the meal ministry is the part it plays in the diet of many families.

It’s true when people say this may be the best meal they get all week.  If we can help just one or two individuals get a healthy meal, then it’s worth it. It’s a wonderful part of the church ministries and since Zion is so large, it makes sense to do what we can.

Jodi says that serving on a supper team is fun, easy, not a huge time commitment and is a great opportunity to get to know others in the church.

Jodi has also taught Sunday school for a couple of years when the boys were younger. She’s also been involved with Bible studies and was part of the Life Keys class earlier this year. The family also contributes to the Easter and Christmas food baskets and the food packing project, and they have adopted a family in the Buffalo Rotary Christmas project for the past several years.

Jodi began a term on Zion’s council in 2016

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