That snowballed as others saw the crosses in the yards and on social media and began ordering them from the teens.
Building each cross took about 20 minutes, the two young men estimated and explained that depending on how wet the wood was changed the burning time dramatically for inscribing the logo, Nathan said.
“Also, putting on the lights took a lot of time, so if the customer didn’t want lights, the process was a lot faster.”
They delivered most of the 46 crosses they constructed, and Reed said, “We built and delivered all but three of the crosses together. It was a lot of fun because we were able to hang out and have fun while we were working on the crosses.”
They first designed a logo for their mission, “Feeding through Faith,” and those words gave them the idea to use their efforts to benefit the food pantry. The logo (FtF) is burned into the center of each cross.
Nathan created the logo and it was Reed who explained, “He (Nathan) has a small wood burner and thought it would be cool to burn a logo onto the crosses. The name and logo was then thought of when we had a ‘meeting’ and decided on the name of ‘Feeding through Faith’ because we were spreading and sharing our faith through the cross sales. My faith has taught me the importance of giving and helping others.”