Mission Awareness Class Makes Beds For Needy
Seven junior high students in the Mission Awareness class spent their J-term in the shop building wooden beds for needy children in the Dayton area. Thanks to the hardworking members of the Mission Awareness team, these children do not have to sleep on the floor any longer.
The Mission Awareness class, led by Dayton Christian Junior High teachers Jackie Berlean and Ryan Boudreau, worked with local pastor Scott Davidson to develop a project that would benefit local families impacted by poverty. Then it was a chance for these students to put their faith into action. They decided to make six beds for children who had none.
The students purchased the wood for the project and built and finished the beds in the DC woodworking shop. At that point, several donors stepped in to provide new mattresses and funds to purchase bedding. The students then went shopping to select sheets, comforters, pillows, and a stuffed animal to outfit the beds.
The beds were picked up delivered at the end of J-term.
“There should be some very happy kids tonight when they lay their heads down to sleep,” said Berlean.
The Mission Awareness team included Cody Clements, Preston DeBusk, Sam Culham, Mia Hartz, Koen Ishmael, Carter Norvell, Elijah Raisch and Noah Wickline.
J-term is an annual tradition at Dayton Christian School where students are able to take the first two weeks after Christmas break to participate in special interest courses as well as local and global mission trips and projects.