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Unique Anti-Bullying Tactic

Jesus Sowing SeedClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, September 8th, 2015, during the bus ride home from Barkers Mill Elementary school, an older student decided to bully 3rd grader, Jaylen Garrett by punching him repeatedly in his chest.

Instead of retaliating or telling the bus driver, Jaylen used it as an opportunity to ask the kid if he knew Jesus. The kid replied that he had heard of Jesus, but didn’t know much about him.

3rd grader, Jaylen Garrett.
3rd grader, Jaylen Garrett.

Jaylen went on to share the Gospel in how Jesus loved him and died for his sins so that he could go to heaven and be a better person.

Although the bully did not give his life to Christ in that moment, the love shown by Jaylen resulted in him deciding to stop hitting him.

As Jaylen was questioned by his father as to why he didn’t hit him back or tell, Jaylen’s response was “Because I forgave him like you taught me to and wanted him to go to heaven instead of getting in trouble”

“No parent wants to hear about their child being picked on and taking it, but I am extremely proud of the way my son handled himself” commend Richard Reason Garrett. “In that moment he taught me a valuable lesson in how I should use conflicts in my various professions and every day life as an opportunity to share the Gospel and God’s love.”

Richard Garretthttp://leaporg.net/
City Councilman Richard "Reason" Garrett has gained extensive business knowledge and negotiating skills as the Executive Director of the LEAP Organization.  LEAP Org provides youth development services.  As a licensed realtor for Keller Williams Realty, he is known for his tenacity, perseverance, honesty, and fairness.  A proud APSU alum, Richard graduated with Honors with a Bachelors in Public Management.
Richard is a former active duty Marine, father of 4, and a husband with strong ties to the community. He is a graduate of Leadership Clarksville and a member of Clarksville Rotary, Clarksville Area Ministerial Association, Chamber of Commerce, Clarksville Association of Realtors Public Relations & Charity Relations Committees, and Clarksville Community Partners Group.
For more information on Richard visit www.reason4clarksville.com. He can be contacted directly at 931-378-0500 or via email
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