Donate A Dollar
DALLAS – Caleb, Bailey, Alex, Alex and Briseida, pictured bottom right, represent the many children and staff from Dallas Christian Academy who donated their dollars to help children at the Bourj Hammoud Adventist Learning Center, pictured below, in Beirut, Lebanon. Visit their Facebook page for more information about the school. The Middle East refugee school had some unexpected expenses. With a donor willing to match any amount up to $1,000, Oklahoma and Texas Conference school students were given the opportunity to donate a dollar. When students from Dallas Christian Academy were asked why they gave and how it makes them feel, some said: “My parents and I agreed we should donate the money to the school in need because it’s helpful.” “We like helping people.” “We always want to give money to people in need.” “When I give, I feel proud because I helped someone who really needed it.” “When I give, I feel great!”
With additional donations from conference staff and an offering collected at an Oklahoma evangelism training event, $1,000 was raised for the Adventist Learning Center. “It is wonderful to give children the opportunity to be a part of the worldwide mission of the church,” shared Texas Conference Evangelism Director Dan Serns.
Donations can still be given online at AdventistMission.org. Select “other” for the place to give and then enter “7570—Adventist Learning Center” in the comments section for your donation to be given directly to the school.
By Tamara Michalenko Terry, Associate Communication Director