We came across this entry from the annual report of Southwest Chicago Christian Schools, a sister school to Elim that serves students from Preschool through 12th grade. The following excerpt from their annual report was provided by their Oak Lawn campus (PreK-8).
Being Co-Laborers in God’s Kingdom
In February, the students participated in a service project called HOPE Packs in partnership with Elim Christian Services. Students donated school supplies that were then assembled into packages by the adult clients at Elim to be shipped around the world for children who cannot afford school supplies.
Eleven students from grades 5-8 visited Elim and were able to serve next to the adult clients to assist in the assembling of the Packs. Here are our students’ thoughts from the project:
- “You might have your ups and downs, but you should love and worship God for the unique plan He gave not just me or you but everyone.” – 8th grade student
- “Through this experience, I learned about how special God’s plan is for us all no matter who we are, what we look like, or how we fulfill God’s plan.” – 5th grade student
These reflections from the students resonated how we are equipping our students in a learning community focused on discipleship. The students understood the big picture of this project that as people called by God we are to recognize that all people have a plan in God’s kingdom no matter our differences, and we are to be co-laborers serving in God’s world.
We look forward to partnering with Elim again next year in supporting this great program.
We at Elim Christian Services are proud to be partners with Southwest Chicago Christian Schools. Click here to learn more about them.