AGA Students Support Soldiers

What started as a heartfelt prayer for two dads serving in the military in the Middle East transformed into a school-wide service project for the students of Amazing Grace Academy on Veterans Day.

During the first week of November 2023, families, students and the church community contributed non-perishable food, hygiene items, games and snacks to pack into boxes for the two dads. As donations continued to pour in, the project grew in scale.

Since there were many donated items, the project was expanded to provide boxes for other soldiers stationed with one of the dads, who was in a remote location without easy access to grocery items and supplies.

On Nov. 10, 2023, the entire AGA student body gathered to begin the process of sorting and packing the items into boxes. Students worked in family groups to ensure that each box was filled with a variety of items.

They wrote cards of encouragement to the recipients and included them in each package. Before closing the boxes, each group of students prayed specifically for God’s blessing for each recipient.

Many individuals from the school and church community provided funds to cover the postage expense, while other volunteers helped package the boxes correctly and track the items for international shipment. As a result of the generous donations, the students packed 26 boxes of goodies, cards and prayers for soldiers serving in the Middle East.

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