Our schools have a tradition of giving to those in need. Here are some more great stories from our schools.
Grade 2 Neerlandia Public Christian School students raised enough money to donate 28 Children’s Bibles to the Lulu Tree Organization. Lulu Tree founder Emily Wierenga and her husband Trenton and their children will be taking them to Uganda to deliver this Christmas! Each student made a bookmark to be placed in the Bibles as a personal touch. The Lulu Tree organization and the children of the community will be blessed by God’s written word. Above is a picture of the Grade 2 Class delivering Bibles to the Wierenga residence in Neerlandia.
Also at Neerlandia Public Christian School, students and staff decided to support LAMP (Lutheran Association of Missionaries & Pilots) again this year as their Christmas Service Project.
“The students and staff of Sally Ross School located in Hall Lake, SK sent us greetings and thanks. We had an overwhelming response to supplying items needed for this project. We sent a variety of warm winter jackets, clothing, boots, blankets, towels, DVDs, board games, personal hygiene items, nonperishable dry goods & foods and much more! The school also started an Adult Learning class this year and has a daycare for the student’s toddlers. They were in need of used infant carriers and baby car seats, formula and disposable diapers which we also sent, including a crib. Judi & Brian Luckhardt came on December 6 to pick up these items and deliver to this area during Christmas break. They could barely fit all the items into their truck and trailer. They were very thankful and couldn’t believe the support!
Every year, Fort Assiniboine School staff participate in a Secret Santa gift exchange throughout the week of our Christmas Concert. On the night of the Christmas Concert staff exchanged one final gift, a children’s gift, and the collective pile of presents were donated to local families in need.
On December 11th several Westlock Elementary School staff drove around town caroling, bringing Christmas cheer to everyone. With some assistance from Shaw Communications, Santa was able to give the kids an early wave!
The Grade 6 students at Barrhead Elementary School raised $704.75 with their Bake Sale. Last week the Grade 6A class went and spent it all at our local Home Hardware and Fields stores to purchase some great toys for lots of boys and girls!! Well done everyone!!