Athletics and Community Outreachshare
Hurricane Matthew devastated much of the Eastern part of North Carolina, including Goldsboro, home of Faith Christian Academy and Kinston, home of Bethel Christian Academy. When we found out that our varsity soccer and volleyball teams would be playing against these schools in the NCCSA district playoffs, we knew this would be an excellent opportunity for our school to express in a tangible way our core value of Community– enriching students’ lives by offering opportunities to serve the community.
The playoff bracket was set on Wednesday for the games to be played on Friday. That Wednesday, an email went out to our school family regarding the outreach event asking our students to bring in non-perishable items to give to Bethel and Faith to help families in their ministry who are struggling as a result of the hurricane.
Friday morning, members of our soccer and volleyball teams greeted students as they arrived at school to collect the items. The response by our school family was incredible! Mr. Nelson used the words “Wow” and “Appreciated” to express his gratitude to our school family for their tremendous outpouring of love.
What a blessing it was for our teams to present over 70 boxes and bags of food to these two sister ministries! As Mr. Nelson stated in his letter to the school families, “before that competition begins, our teams will be able to show, ‘By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another’ John 13:35.Yes, we will compete on the athletic court and field, but we are in complete unity of serving our Lord and Savior in the area of Christian education.”
Thank you, FCS Family, for your generosity! Visit our Facebook page to see more pictures.