2015-2016 Annual Christmas Project Update
Grace Cascade Christian Schools students collected 357 pounds of vitamins and raised $4,736.29 toward uniforms – surpassing our goal of $3,500! God is Good!
Thank you students and staff for a job well done!
Our annual Nicaragua Connection Christmas project gives our Grace and Cascade Christian kids the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with the students who attend our sister school, Colegio Christiano El Padul, in Nicaragua. This inner-city Christian school provides a unique chance for children from the surrounding, poverty-stricken barrios to receive an education and be fed breakfast and lunch—often the only food they have all day.
This year our goal is to raise enough funds to purchase a new school uniform for each student. This one uniform, worn daily, is washed and hung up to dry each evening and then ironed each morning before school. Often the students have to wear a damp uniform during the rainy season. Our goal is to raise $3,500 to buy the needed uniforms. They will be purchased in Nicaragua for the beginning of their new school year in February.
Also, the CCHS Nicaragua Ministry Outreach team will be taking bottles of gummy multi-vitamins to the students of El Padul. These vitamins are necessary for the health of the students. The cost is prohibitive to purchase them in Nicaragua, so we are asking for one bottle of vitamins per Grace Christian School family. This gift will be so appreciated by the staff and students. Grace Christian students may take the vitamins to the school office or send it with your student. Thank you, ahead of time, for your generosity.
Imagine trying to keep a child healthy without multi-vitamins.
That is exactly what the staff at El Padul Christian school face. They would like to provide a daily multi-vitamin to each student but one bottle costs close to $50. Imagine the joy of the students as they receive their daily vitamins knowing that is was possible because you gave. Would you please consider being a part of this needed project?
We kicked off this year’s Christmas project at Cascade during their November 5th Chapel and at Grace during their November 6th Chapel. Our prayer is that this Nica Christmas Project will shine the love of Jesus down on our Nica friends during this time when we celebrate our Lord’s birth. Please join us in praying that His will is done, as we work together on this project. And remember! Nica—pronounced “nee kah”—is a term of endearment used by natives of Nicaragua.
In the Spirit of Giving,
Devon Rickabaugh, Head of Schools
Grace Cascade Christian Schools Administration Team