We raised $1000+ for the children in Philippines! This was way beyond what we expected to receive.
In Term 2, the Year 10 Newton form class came together to brainstorm ideas on what they could do as a class. Eventually, they decided to run a sausage sizzle fundraiser to support the children who were heavily affected by Covid19 in the Philippines.
When Term 3 commenced, we felt quite unprepared to run such a big event, but everyone persisted and collaborated with one another to prepare for the fundraiser. Many parents got involved and demonstrated their generous support by sponsoring the ingredients and driving the students to the shops to buy the ingredients.
In the week leading up to the event, we pondered over the Scriptural passage, “And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward” (Matthew 10:42). Our hearts were encouraged by the fact that Jesus will remember every little thing we did in His name, no matter how insignificant the tasks might seem. In another morning devotion, we were reminded of how “God loves the cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:6) and thus, we could serve Him and others with a willing, cheerful heart.
This was exactly what our students did on the day. Every student in the class gave 100% effort in the role they were assigned. There was no single idle person, but everyone was committed to serve. We were grateful that God withheld the rain through the whole of lunchtime. We knew our Heavenly Father was supporting us just as He said, “For those who honour me, I will honour” (2 Samuel 2:30).
The turnout that day was phenomenal! We sold every sausage we prepared. Though there were hiccups along the way, God provided the right people at the right time. In the end, we raised over $1000 for the children in Philippines! This was way beyond what we expected to receive.
The students learned many valuable lessons in running the event. Not only did they learn life skills of communication, planning and forward planning, co-labouring but most importantly, they also had the first-hand experience of the graciousness and faithfulness of God and His Word.
Special thanks to Mrs Howard, Mr de Jongh, Mr Butson, Mr de Bruyn, Mr Pleysier and Mrs Nugteren who helped make this a successful fundraiser. Thank you to Mrs Louwen for supporting this amazing, missional cause.