I care less that he joined the church this past summer, what really made Childs stand out to me was his understanding of what makes life rich and the world a better place.
"Growing up, Yoeli — whose first name means “Do the will of God” — focused on basketball, academics and helping others. While attending middle school, Yoeli told his mom he set a goal to seek out those who were lonely or didn’t have friends.
“He wanted to talk every day to someone that sat by himself at lunch or someone that seemed alone in the halls,” Kara said. “That’s who he is. He’s always been physically bigger than most of his peers, and he took on that role to look out for the little guy.”