This February, King’s elementary students began a campaign to help children and families overseas. To kick things off, a representative from Children of the Nations visited to share about the great needs in the Dominican Republic, Malawi and Sierra Leone. Children of the Nations partners with schools, churches and other groups to provide food to families in need in these countries.

One of our mission pillars at King’s is to provide our students with opportunities for hands-on involvement in ministering to others. This project helps to teach students that they are able to show love to others in many ways. Each student had opportunities to bring financial offerings throughout the month of February and into March, usually in the form of coins. A faith goal was set for each classroom that would help to achieve our overall school goal.

The project culminated on Tuesday, March 14, when the entire school participated in a meal packaging event. Our elementary gym was transformed into a packaging plant and every student, from kindergarten through grade 6, packaged meals. In all, the students exceeded their goal and were able to send more than 20,000 meals, packaged with love and sent off with prayers, to children and families who need them.