The common theme at each of the Leadership Investiture Services this term has been servant-hood. Throughout the history of our College this aspect of the Christian faith has been central to the project care efforts that have been undertaken.
This term each of the campuses have supported the project ‘One Hundred for 100’ initiated by one of our teachers, Kristi Van Es, who has taken leave this year to raise funds to establish a shelter for women who are victims of the sex industry in India.
The feature of this campaign that has captured the interest and inspired our students has been the ‘faith in action’ demonstrated and shared by Kristi. The project has already been a financial success from the support of the Christian College Community and other outside generous donators, with Kristi having 80 out of the 100 pledges she needs to make the $100,000 toward building the shelter and establishing support programs in India.
I am most grateful to the many students, staff members and families who have supported and contributed to this incredible fundraising achievement, but more importantly it has provided our community with a most wonderful example of Christ's love, servant living and the capacity we each have to help others in need.
Jesus taught us how to love others and often this involved the unloved and the outcasts.
The One Hundred for 100 Campaign has given us all the opportunity to see Christ's love in action.
I ask that you join me in praying for Kristi as she continues to do God's work during her year on leave.
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