Our Kids Unite Us to Serve – Part 1
Last Sabbath Dr. Marty Sutton, principal at El Dorado Adventist School announced that the church and the school were working as one to connect our children to an abundant life in Jesus Christ.
This unity is yielding results. Nancy Schoonover’s third and fourth grade class (pictured above) at El Dorado School demonstrated Christ-like compassion when they expressed their desire to help the Ukrainian refugees in Eastern Europe.
Being thousands of miles of way, the task was daunting; but the students used their God-given talents and last week organized a pancake breakfast with over 150 in attendance.
They also auctioned off a very special blue and yellow quilt that was put together almost two years before by the former 3rd/4th graders: Austin Gray, Evie Reeb, Eden Givson, Tyler Gatling, Andrew Jones, Cody Stewart, Daniel Durrett, William Hiroshima, Reagan Easterbrook, and John Lloyd Soguillon.
By engaging their international community with compassion, these kids brought together the Placerville and Camino church members, with the community, and raised over $8,100 to support ADRA’s humanitarian efforts with the Ukrainian refugees.
As the Bible says:
Psalm 127:3 “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.”
Matthew 19:14 “Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’ ”
Kids have the God-given power to unite and transform a community to help others.
Success! SAA Girls Basketball Team
The girls varsity basketball team epitomizes passionate hard work.
This season they made school history as co-league champions of the Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League, took second place in the Division XI Sac-Joaquin Sectional playoffs, and ranked fifth for Division XI in Northern California.
Throughout the season they expressed their God-given physical talents in such a way that they glorified God. With a recent win, the team is one step closer to being champions.
Photo taken by Cheri Welty