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Taking Jesus to School

On Wednesday Beth and I will be walking our kids into the first day of school. We will be there to help them find their classrooms, to carry all the extra stuff they need on the first day, and then we will give them words of encouragement before we leave. We don’t have to do all this. We think that in some small way it will help alleviate some of the stress that comes with the first day of school.
 
On Monday August 27, Bane Elementary School will have its first day of classes. Unfortunately though, because of work and transportation issues, many parents will not be able to be there with their children on the first day. Over 90% of these children live below the poverty line and for almost 30% of them this will be their first first day at Bane Elementary. That is a lot of stress to have to deal with but you can help.
 
Pastor Sarah and I are looking for as many volunteers as possible to be at Bane Elementary with us for the first day of school. Starting at 8 am we will help welcome children with high-fives, smiles and encouraging words. There we will get to help kids find their classrooms and carry the extra first day stuff. There we will be able to love the least of these.
 
Then they also need Bus Buddies to help make sure that kids get home safely and at the correct stop. As  Bus Buddies you will serve from 2:45-4:45 p.m. Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28. The bus driver will know where everyone is supposed to get off but Bus Buddies help make sure that no one sleeps through their stop or tries to get off too early.
 
These kids have a lot to deal with in the normal course of life, but you can show them God’s love in the midst of it all. We have experienced God as our refuge and now, as ambassadors of Jesus Christ, we can be a refuge for the students of Bane Elementary as well. I genuinely hope to see you there.
 
In Him,
Pastor Tim