Last month’s Lutheran Schools week was certainly full of fun and celebration for our many education ministries across the Mid-South District. But the week also provided a great opportunity for Lutheran school students to reach out in service, with Christ’s love.
At Holy Trinity Lutheran School (Bowling Green, KY), the first and second grade classes saved daily offerings for one month to present a special gift to the Bowling Green/Warren County Humane Society. The classes visited the organization to present their gift in person—and play with the animals, of course! The experience was a wonderful way to not only teach the students about sacrificial gifts, but about the blessing of caring for all God’s creatures.
For students at Concordia Christian Academy (Jonesboro, AR), the last day of Lutheran Schools Week was all about outreach. The school held “100 Acts of Kindness Day” and encouraged classes to seek out ways to serve and have a positive impact on their community. From surprising a local TV station crew with sweet treats to leaving free popcorn at several Red Box DVD rental stops, the students definitely got into the spirit of “reaching out” to share kindness. The day set a great example and encouraged students to think about ways they can serve others in the future.