Every year we want our students to experience what it means to serve others. Throughout our lives we all have the opportunity to help someone else & it blesses our lives more than we ever expected. To teach them the simple life lesson of unselfishly giving and serving someone else is important to our mission of teaching our students to be more like Christ.
This year we spent the day serving at Grace House in Fairfield. Grace House provides stable Christian homes for girls who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. They own and maintain 8 properties where they are able to house, feed, educate & offer healing to their residents. Every 2nd Saturday of the month they invite volunteers to come help work on their properties. We grabbed our gloves, rakes, weed eaters & mowers (and lots of hydration... it was HOT!) and set out on a landscaping mission!
The girls started off by making gift bags for the residents full of fun girly items & a handwritten note of encouragement.
The boys headed to the house & got to work! Here's a few photos before we got started.
There was grass to be mowed, hedges to be trimmed, trash to be picked up & trees taller than all of us to be removed.
After several hours and not one complaint we stood back and admired our handiwork!
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others." Philippians 2:3-4