Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Beginning

This week, we began our annual collection to help orphans in Honduras. Over the past thirteen years, Westbury Christian School and Friendship Christian School in Lebanon, Tennessee have raised approximately $200,000 for the very poor little ones in Honduras, a breathtakingly beautiful but heartbreakingly poor country in Central America. Besides myself, seven other WCS faculty members have worked in Honduras and witnessed the poverty- and hope- that resides along with its citizens. One of our parents, Preston Hill, has provided bank bottles for each WCS student and teacher over the past eight years. This week, we had our chapel kickoff and began distributing the bottles to our kids. Using James 1:27 as our theme verse, we ask our Westbury Christian family to fill these banks with change until our turn-in date in May. The accompanying pictures show my eighth graders and sophomores unwrapping and decorating the newly arrived banks. Please keep us in your prayers as we strive to teach our kids to do the Lord's will by looking out for the well-being of others. To learn more about the wonderful works we support, please click on these links:

Applicable quote of the day:
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
James 1:27
God bless,
Luke 18:1
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