In life, we never know how a small act of kindness can draw someone closer to God.
The Bible is filled with verses and examples of people, including children, helping others. Showing students the importance of giving to others, whether time or money is an important part of being a child of God. It doesn't matter the size of the gift, it's the heart of the giver that matters.
At RCS the students started the week with a celebration at Family Time of Operation Christmas Child. During the week classrooms partnered (lower elementary with an upper elementary class) to pack the boxes and write personal notes. It was pleasant to watch the partnerships of a younger student with an older student as they worked to provide to others who have needs. Maybe a small gesture in an entire school year but part of an ongoing message that we are called to serve in Christ's name.
May God bless these boxes as they are delivered to those in need.