Addressing Basic Human Needs
Pflugerville » The 42 Pre-K to eighth-grade students at Stonehill Christian Academy (SCA) were busy this past November serving their community. Students were given 10 grocery bags with instructions to take them home and share them with their neighbors. Each bag had a note attached from Chinyere Ukegbu, SCA’s principal and third- to eighth-grade teacher, explaining the program.
A few days later, the school lobby was filled with bags. On the Friday before Thanksgiving break, 73 bags overflowing with the requested items were delivered to the Travis County Community Services Food Pantry.
Through this activity of collecting food, SCA’s faculty, which consists of three full-time teachers, a teacher’s aide, and a before/after school care staff member, are pleased that their students can actively learn about sharing God’s message of caring for our fellow man.
As a small school, we are grateful for the opportunity to be in contact with our neighbors and communities sharing our faith about God’s love by addressing their basic human need of hunger and caring for their bodies.
We feel thankful and grateful for the support and leadership of the Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in partnering with SCA as our faculty and staff continue to teach our students about God’s love and purpose for humanity.
By Beth Sinha