“You are now entering the Mission Field,” reads the sign in the church parking lot. I am sure this idea had intrigued and challenged many more than me. It raises the question, “Am I serving in a mission field?” Cary Christian School (CCS) offers many opportunities to serve both internally and externally in ways you may not have considered.
CCS students will participate internally in an upcoming service project called Stop Hunger Now. A Stop Hunger Now meal packing event allows the entire student body to come together and collaborate on a service project. High school students set up and take down meal packaging stations and equipment, fill bins with dry food ingredients, box and stack meals on pallets, and load the pallets and equipment onto a truck. Younger students scoop ingredients into meal bags, weigh, and seal the bags. Our service provides meals, but it also shows God’s love to those who are in need.
Another way we serve within our school is the Annual Yard Sale. Our high school Interact Club collects, prices, and sells donated items with the proceeds going to Churches in Mission, earmarked for Danny Rojas to continue his mission work in Costa Rica.
Our students also serve externally in numerous and varied ways, taking advantage of the gifts God has bestowed upon them. Every time we leave our campus, we show God’s love to others. Whether at a sporting event, where we display fairness and a positive loving attitude, or on a field trip, where our behavior reflects our love of God and others, we serve. The Chamber Choir displays our musical talents, but more importantly, we bring sacred music to secular venues.
The Senior Service Practicum (SSP) is the most outward and visible sign of the mission field. Each senior class prepares for a week long service trip to Costa Rica with Danny Rojas. Our students minister to the people of Costa Rica by visiting schools and orphanages using songs, skits, and small group time to deliver God’s message of love and eternal life. Our young adults offer their many hands and strong backs to perform manual labor to help a local church in need.
God has given us so many avenues to Enter the Mission Field here at Cary Christian School. Let us endeavor to take advantage of these opportunities so that one day we may hear those glorious words spoken by our Savior, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”