The men wanted to create a project where they could become more involved with the children and youth of the church. They came up with the idea of building birdhouses together.
During a youth group meeting the men cooked a picnic style dinner for them all before they began assembling the birdhouses. They mentored the youth by teaching them to use hammers, drills and power tools. At the end of the evening every youth had a birdhouse, and every man had the spiritual fulfillment of mentoring a younger person.
The program was so successful with the youth that the men decided to repeat the program with the younger children of the church several weeks later. These children reaped the joy of working with patient and kind mentors while the men reaped the rewards of bridging the gap between generations.