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Empty pantry shelves filled by students

OLGC students did an amazing job putting their Faith in Action by preparing trail mix bags and cards for The Lamb Center, an organization that works to serve the poor and homeless. Donations were provided by our school community and students worked together with 8th grade moms to create just under 300 packed bags. What a wonderful witness to how our students are able to help those in need.

OLGC students did an amazing job putting their Faith in Action by preparing trail mix bags and cards for The Lamb Center, an organization that works to serve the poor and homeless. Donations were provided by our school community and students worked together with 8th grade moms to create just under 300 packed bags. What a wonderful witness to how our students are able to help those in need.

On Friday, September 22nd, the bell rang Friday at 11:30 sending many students racing through the front doors and on with their weekend, however, many stayed to participate in the after school babysitting and trail mix project. The younger students hesitantly entered the cafeteria with a sense of uncertainty about what the afternoon might hold for them. This feeling didn’t last long because their eyes lit up upon the arrival of eighth graders whom they idolize. Not prepared to disappoint, a small pack of eighth graders joined the younger students with smiles and high fives. All the kids ate lunch and were then divided into groups led by a couple of eighth grade students who would guide them through the afternoon stations. The kids played games outside, ran around the gym, played board games in the cafeteria, mixed and bagged trail mix, and made cards for the guests of The Lamb Center.

At the end of the day, PTO President Mrs. Wickham's heart melted as she gathered up the cards and read through them. They were beautiful. The kids had a selection of quotes and Bible verses to use on their cards or they could just write something on their own. The sincerity and love that the children put into the cards took her breath away. Both the creative notes and the copied verses were written carefully and beautifully. The verse that was copied the most struck me a bit. “Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.” Psalm 136:26 God is here, God is good, and God’s love knows no bounds. The children were united in the message they wanted to spread to the guests of The Lamb Center.

When Mrs. Wickham arrived at The Lamb Center to deliver the trail mix, their snack shelves were bare. There was not one item remaining. Our bags of trail mix filled the shelves.

Thank you for signing up for the babysitting, thanks to the eighth graders for sharing your time, thank you to the teachers and parents who made the afternoon possible, and thank you to everyone who donated food for the trail mix. We should be grateful to be a part of such a loving community that gathers in an effort to spread God’s steadfast love.