But his great-grandparents had raised him around their foster and day care center, so he said part of what he does comes from being raised up in the act of ministry and giving. For example, once homeless, Timothy said his street name was “Jacket” because every time he found one he would put it on in case he ran into someone else who needed one.
“Even in spite of everything that was going on in my life that may have been negative, I was always helping people. I really can’t say a defining point with me because from a child up I’ve always been helping people. My great-grandparents went out of their way helping people and, you know, I find myself doing the same thing.”
“Frankly the kind of stuff they do is really caring for people in our community that don’t find their way into programs or don’t find their way into other institutional services,” Skei said. “These are folks who really live, in many ways, hidden from much of our community. These are the people that Timothy and Priscilla spend their days caring for. It’s pretty remarkable.”