Published : Thursday, November 29, 2018 | 2:45 PM
Maranatha High School’s National Honor Society (Chapter 34658) has a goal to promote Character, Service, Scholarship and Leadership. This year, they chose their Fall Service Project to align with their mission of being Global Stewards and Transformative Disciples, by pledging to provide 50 shoeboxes to Samaritan’s Purse for their Operation Christmas Child project.
Maranatha’s NHS members signed up to sponsor a box for a child in need, not just of material items, but the Good News of the Gospel, plus the gift of prayer. The students focused on filling boxes for “peers” ages 10-14 and sending a message of Jesus’ love and mercy for their lives. The shoeboxes consisted of small gifts, essential items, and handwritten notes of encouragement. As the deadline drew near, they were overjoyed to complete 61 boxes ready to make a journey to a child in Africa, Asia, or South America.
Maranatha’s faculty member, Dianna Fowler said, “We gathered and prayed a blessing over the boxes, that they may give the love, hope, and joy that living in Christ brings to all. The boxes have left the U.S. and are on their journey to reach children far and wide, who will be part of NHS Chapter 34658’s prayers this Advent and Christmas, that they may come to know the true meaning of The Gospel in their lives and change the world for the better.”
Maranatha High School, 169 S. St. John Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 817-4000 or visit www.maranatha-hs.org.