NEWS RELEASE FROM COLLEGE HEIGHTS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
College Heights Christian School will celebrate their annual Missions Week from March 10 -14, 2014. This week is dedicated to serving others.
One group of students and sponsors will travel to Jamaica to work with a local church through work projects, VBS program, and sports camp. A second group will travel to Mexico City, Mexico, to work with locals on service projects and sharing God’s word through testimonies, dramas, and puppets. A third group will travel to Red Bird Mission Work Camp in Beverly, Kentucky, to assist Appalachian low-income residents with home repair and other projects. These groups are comprised of junior and senior level students. A group of sophomores will travel to Cookson Hills Children’s Home in Kansas, Oklahoma, where they will do work projects and a chapel service presentation. Additionally, a group of freshmen students will travel to Ozark, Arkansas, to provide outreach services to the rural economically challenged community by completing physical labor projects.
Additionally, 72 High School students and sponsors will canvas the community of Joplin to serve at Rapha House, Crosslines, Spring River Christian Village, Neighborhood Life House in North Joplin, Creative Expressions for MO Baptist Children’s Home, and other community needs. The students are divided into groups with teacher/staff supervisors. Their purpose is to serve the people and help the organization in any way they are needed.
The best times to join us for photo opportunities will be 1) THIS Friday, March 7, at 8:45 during our Missions Chapel Service; Teachers (Missions Sponsors) will be on hand, as well as students, for interviews, or 2) Life House at 509 N. Wall on Tuesday between 3:30 – 4:30 as neighborhood kids participate in an after school program alongside our CHCS students, or 3) on Wednesday 9:00 – 11:30 or 1:00- 2:30 at Rapha House at 118 S. Main, as we do physical labor projects for their store. Other times and days may be available upon request. Please call either number listed below to let us know of your arrival. Christina 417-396-6581 or Sonya 417-850-3223.
We truly appreciate your willingness to cover our story on the foundation of what our school stands for -building up and serving others. This week sets our school apart from other area schools.
CHCS has grown from 80 students in 1978 to approximately 600, pre-school through 12th grade students this year. Approximately 860 graduates call College Heights Christian School their Alma Mater.
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