2010-04-15 / Local & State

FC Community Christian School Students Raise Funds For Haiti

Pictured left, Beth Atkinson and Nixon Vitale, students attending the Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute, Harrisonville, spoke to FCCCS students during an assembly. Beth, a nurse, helped treat injured victims of the Haiti earthquake. Nixon, a native Haitian, lost loved ones in the earthquake. Pictured right, Bob Prescott, Director of Compassionate Ministries for the Church of the Nazarene, displayed a variety of items made in Haiti and spoke of work to provide aid and assistance in areas suffering from disasters. Pictured left, Beth Atkinson and Nixon Vitale, students attending the Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute, Harrisonville, spoke to FCCCS students during an assembly. Beth, a nurse, helped treat injured victims of the Haiti earthquake. Nixon, a native Haitian, lost loved ones in the earthquake. Pictured right, Bob Prescott, Director of Compassionate Ministries for the Church of the Nazarene, displayed a variety of items made in Haiti and spoke of work to provide aid and assistance in areas suffering from disasters. Students at the Fulton County Community Christian School have been furiously working to raise funds to send to Haiti to help rebuild schools and aid for children suffering from the effects of the recent earthquake. Special speakers have spoken in assemblies to acquaint students with mission work in Haiti, as well as, other areas of mission work. Beth Atkinson and Nixon Vitale, students at Sharon Bible Institute, Harrisonville, spoke during an assembly. Atkinson, a nurse who traveled to Haiti to help treat the injured following the earthquake, showed pictures and spoke of the work she was involved in. Vitale is a native of Haiti and lost friends and family members in the quake. Bob Pres-cott, director of Compassionate Ministries for the Church of the Nazarene, showed slides and spoke of the beauty of Haiti, but also spoke of the poverty and the destruction that Haitians are dealing with. And, in another area of our world, Jeff and Caleb Gingerich spoke to the students on their recent mission trip to Belize where they were doing work to help build a church.

FCCCS classes have been doing individual fundraising efforts in addition to a “Penny War,” which has become quite competitive. The object of the Penny War is to see which class can collect the most pennies; however, silver and paper money deducts from the penny count. Obviously, students are eager to donate silver coins and dollar bills to other classes to decrease their class penny total while trying to add to their own penny collection. In the end, all funds will go to Haiti. If anyone would like to contribute to a particular class effort, or to the Haiti fund in general, please contact FCCCS or any student.

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