What we DID: celebrate!! We ran for victory today. Victory of serving others with the same heart that Garland Benson had as he worked hard to raise 1 million dollars for his sister’s treatment to fight Batten disease.
We FEEL: excited, capable, and strong. We’ve worked hard to serve all week and we know God has given us strength to endure.
We EXPERIENCED: community, family, and a sense of belonging. It was awesome to run with our family and friends to celebrate the spirit of serving others.
Please PRAY: for a continued heart of service among these students. Pray this week ignites their hearts to desire to serve others because we have been given everything we need through Jesus.
What did we DO: We are all about activity today in Kindergarten.
- We started our morning with an inspiring chapel led by 4th grade.
- Then we worked on items for our cultural fair and did more learning about Costa Rica as we pray for our partner team and their work.
- After that, we learned from two different organizations that help around our city. We listened to Partnerships for Children talk about their work to provide for basic needs of children. We colored encouraging rainbows to send their way. Then we listened to the vision of Food in Tummies as they talked about providing weekend meals for students in need.
- Then we put our feet in action and walked with our second grade buddies to say thank you to our neighborhood fire fighters. We took treats and encouraging posters to let them know we care about the services they provide in our community.
How we FEEL: Honestly, we feel big. As some of the youngest students in our school, it can be hard to know that we make a difference. Seeing the smiles on the faces of others and knowing that our caring counts makes us feel like we belong here.
Special MOMENT: seeing all we have learned about safety and self-control pay off. Kindergarten can now walk down the street with our buddies and teachers knowing how to remain calm and in order. That’s big learning in action and it feels good to see how far we’ve come this year.
How you can PRAY for us: Please join us in praying for the ministries of Partnerships for Children and Food in Tummies as they serve children in need here in our city. Keep praying for the hearts of our Kindergarten students at Hyde Park as they learn to put the needs of others before their own. This is hard work. They are getting a little tired and we are praying for their endurance and perseverance as they learn all the amazing things they are capable of doing!