PCA Lower School Students Run With Vision

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On the last day of school, PCA’s Lower School students raised money for World Vision Educational Projects in Africa by enlisting the help of others to sponsor them for a one mile fun run.

Abigail Monahan, PCA’s Physical Education teacher, says it is one of her favorite activities of the year. She enjoys seeing reading buddies partnering together, watching the older students encourage the younger, and everyone moving in heart healthy exercise.  Even more awesome is watching the students put their faith into action.  ‘A favorite hymn of mine sums up my desires for the students to wholly love the Lord and use their bodies to glorify Him. A few of the lyrics which gave us our theme for the fun run this year are:  “Take my life and let it be consecrated Lord to Thee. Take my feet and let them be swift and beautiful to Thee.”  It is incredible to see them feel burdened to bless others in simple and eternal ways.’

Our 2012-13 theme verse for PCA, Proverbs 4:23, came to life as we watched an expression of God’s love coming from our students as they worked to help meet some tangible needs of children in Africa. The educational projects aren’t costly, but the life lessons of how to be grateful and how to look to the interests of others first are priceless.

A big thank you to all who donated water, cheered on the students and helped with the organization of the run!  We are happy to share that the students raised $830.77 through this year’s Fun Run for World Vision Educational Projects in Africa! Mrs. Monahan shared, “I love watching the students take ownership of their cause and see their heart hurt and hope for these children in need. What a great opportunity to be a blessing and give praise to God for another wonderful completion to this school year!”