Operation Christmas Child
We were once again blessed to participate in the Operation Christmas Child ministry this year. Over 900 boxes were packed by our Spanish River Christian School families! At our annual Operation Christmas Child chapel, we heard from Donna Pierce. Mrs. Pierce is an OCC volunteer and has been coming to our school for several years. She shared several stories from around the world about how one simple shoe box can have a profound impact and can lead to a child experiencing the love of Christ. She also brought a special guest, Will, to the stage. Will is originally from Latvia. While living in an orphanage as a child, he was the recipient of a shoe box. Donna interviewed Will, who shared his story with us. The entire presentation put into perspective how blessed we are in America and how important it is to give to those in need.
After the chapel, 21 middle school student leaders, several parent volunteers, and Mr. Petrovich had the privilege of packing the 900 shoe boxes into a truck, driving down to the Operation Christmas Child distribution center in Hollywood, FL, and serving for the afternoon. At the distribution center, they unloaded the boxes and then packed them into bigger boxes to be shipped. Time was also spent packing over a hundred more shoe boxes that will be sent out to children across the world. Our student leaders worked hard and served joyfully. It was a valuable experience for all involved.
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SRCS Alumni Chris Bivona, Dustin Grizzle, and Priscilla Pero Bergstrom (Class of 1999), along with Colleen Sulewski Sloan and Michele Tamaccio Schenden (Class of 2002), and Dominica Cirisano (Class of 2003) are proud to have their children attending SRCS. Colleen said, “I had the privilege of attending SRCS from pre-K through 8th grade. Not only did SRCS make a positive impact on me academically, but it also nurtured and strengthened my Christian walk. Now that I am a mother, when it came time to decide on what school to send my child to, I had no hesitation in choosing SRCS. At SRCS, I am confident in knowing that my daughter will be surrounded by caring men and women of faith who will challenge her academically and most importantly, remind her that Jesus loves her.”