April 13, 2017
PACS Students Sponsor Mission Projects for Local Organizations
As part of their Easter celebrations, two Prince Avenue Christian Lower School classes participated in mission projects for two local organizations.
The 2nd grade classes sponsored a “Baby Shower” for the Athens Pregnancy Center (APC). The students donated baby items and enjoyed a special breakfast while the APC representative Jennifer Brugh came to receive the donated items and explain the mission of the center.
Mrs. Brugh reminded students that God loves babies before they are born. She described the stages of life while the baby is still in the womb, explained ultrasound technology, and helped students understand that the APC is a place of specialized care for mothers who cannot afford medical care. Mrs. Brugh assured students that their gifts would help meet the needs of the mothers and babies that come to their center for help.
Also having a special Easter breakfast were the 4th Grade classes who brought dental hygiene items to donate to the Mercy Health Center. These items were received by Dental Clinic Coordinator Leah Brannon. Miss Brannon explained that Mercy Health Center helps patients who cannot afford healthcare services and that she is able to be a local missionary to those who come to the center by sharing the gospel as she cares for them. She encouraged the students to see themselves as missionaries through their tangible gifts for the dental clinic. The 4th grade classes donated nearly 600 items that will be divided into individual dental kits for the patients to take home after visiting the clinic. The students and teachers prayed over the items donated and for the patients they will help.
All Prince Avenue Lower School grade levels plan and implement at least one mission project a year as a way for teachers, students, and families to reach out to the community. This gives students the opportunity to serve others as a part of their education and daily lives.
Jennifer Brugh from Athens Pregnancy Center meets with 2nd grade students.
Leah Brannon from Mercy Health Center meets with 4th grade students.