Two Kindergarten classes are challenging the seventh grade class to a reading contest. Kindergarteners will read twenty books in order to earn a Beanie Baby. Seventh Graders must read three books in order to earn a Beanie Baby. The Beanie Babies earned will be sent with the senior class at Covenant Christian High School.
Covenant Christian High School sets aside one week each year for students to do service for different groups. The freshman work in their community, the sophomores go to Michigan to get things ready for a camp that receives inner-city kids and the juniors go to Kentucky to help those in Appalachia, one of the poorest communities in the US. The Seniors go to A Spanish speaking country to use the language they have learned, to help others less blessed financially and to begin to understand the things missionaries in foreign fields need prayers for.
Since 2009, the Senior class has been going to Guatemala to serve in Casa Benabe, an orphanage. Besides caring for the children, the students have worked to put in retaining walls since the orphanage is on the side of a mountain. Students have also dug and planted gardens, painted, weeded, picked fruits and vegetables.
The senior class was looking for crocheted and stuffed animals to bring to the children in this orphanage. The kindergarteners believe that they can out read the seventh graders, send the most Beanie Babies to Guatemala and earn an ice cream party. We just hope the seventh graders can keep up with us!
Many of our alumni have had the opportunity to go on this trip. Four of our alumni will be going on the trip this year. Please be in prayer for the students from Covenant who will be traveling to Guatemala and be an encouragement to our CPCS kindergartener’s and seventh grade classes as they devote themselves to reading in order to love and serve others!
Written by: Mrs. Jill Dahm, Kindergarten Teacher