Why we promote service

Today we were visited by the volunteer coordinator of the Texas Humane Heroes organization.  We were so excited to hear from him all about this wonderful animal shelter, and learn how they care for cats and dogs.  Best of all, we sent him off with a trunk full of blankets and towels for the animals.  The children were able to see that the items they brought to school were getting used for a wonderful purpose.

One of our central missions here at Good News Preschool is to foster our students’ servant hearts.  Jesus tells us in Mark 10:43-45  Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else. 45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.

While we can talk to the children all day long about what we should do as God’s children, it is most effective to create opportunities for them to practice.  And today it was a true joy to help serve the Texas Humane Heroes.

Side note:  The volunteer coordinator Mr. Michael suggested that another way for preschool-age children can bless the animals is to come read to them!  He suggested that you call ahead, but that the children can certainly come sit with the animals and read them from their favorite book!

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