Fourth Grade Shines: Seed Money Project
How will you affect this world for Christ? Recently, the fourth grade students were given the opportunity to experience the joy of giving and shine their lights in an oftentimes dark world.
Each student was given a dollar in lieu of a Christmas present directly after Thanksgiving through a project called, “Seed Project for the Kingdom.” With the goal of donating to Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelical foundation that provides essential physical, as well as spiritual needs for those who are suffering, students began to work for their earnings.
The students used various methods such as washing cars, babysitting, reselling candy, and getting pledges of participating in physical endurance activities in order to add to their simple dollar. When the final count came in four weeks later, teachers, parents, and administrators at CCA were astonished at the students’ perseverance and assiduousness; the fourth grade students raised a whopping $2,859.62.
“It was evident that God’s hand was upon this project,” comments Pamela Zlachos, a fourth grade teacher at CCA. Representing each class as the top earners were Kelly Doyle, Brenden Morris, Savana Pettit, Carson Walcott, and Tiras Shashaty. “I didn’t know how much money we could raise by doing a little work,” comments Grant Walker, a fourth grader surprised at the outcome of the Seed Project.
In Acts 20:35, Jesus teaches that it is better to give than to receive. These fourth grade students truly learned to comprehend the Scriptures through this simple project with such a noteworthy outcome. “Because God has blessed us so much, it’s our turn to bless others,” comments another fourth grader, Nadia Laurovic, recognizing the significance of the Word.
This project started with young children who had the hearts to serve, one dollar, and diligence, now, it’s helping to change lives. Which just goes to show—you’re never too young to set a good example and do God’s work.
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” ~1 Timothy 4:12