Monday Musings for March 19, 2018

Dear Friends,

Our church has on ongoing partnership with Sherman Elementary and South Middle School. It’s mutually beneficial, but those who benefit most are the students who attend these two schools.

Last week Marie Hamann, Mary Salerno, and I met with  South Middle School principal, Stuart Vickers and some of his counseling staff.  We heard a story I want to share with you.

There was a recent “college night” at South, intended to give students and parents an opportunity to get an early start on college planning.  The word got out that pizza would be provided.  And so two students showed up unaccompanied by parents.  They weren’t interested in college.  They were interested in pizza.

These boys were told that they couldn’t come to “college night” without their parents.  They started to leave.  That was when one of the counselors intervened.  She said, “Would it be OK if adopt you just for tonight?”  They agreed.  Each of them consumed one entire pizza.

Stuart Vickers is going to be our guest in worship on April 15.  He wants you to know how much he appreciates your ongoing donations of food and how much good they are doing.

Most of us take food for granted.  We have forgotten what it feels like to really be hungry, if we ever knew.  But there are a lot of people in Nampa who know the feeling very well, and many of them are children.

Before Principal Vickers thanks you, I want to thank you.  You are doing a world of good with your donations.  And Marie Hamann’s after school cooking class, has been a wonderful thing, too.  Keep up the good work!


In Christ,