The Gift of Blood
As news reports covered Hurricane Harvey last August, a scheduled blood drive at Chisholm Trail Academy (CTA) became a way for people to help victims many hours away.
“It was such a miracle that something previously scheduled came at a time of need,” said Peggy Furr, CTA registrar and blood drive coordinator. The students were educated on the need and given an opportunity to participate. The community, including Southwestern Adventist University staff and students, were invited to donate.
We were shocked by the number of participants. The Carter BloodCare consultant said, “You guys knocked it out of the park! A sincere heartfelt thank you from all—including our community and patients!”
The blood collected on the CTA campus helped more than 162 people. It reminded me of how God took the small offering of two fish and five loaves to feed thousands. Our gifts may not seem like enough, but when placed in God’s hands, they can be multiplied.
By Johnathan Coker