Each year we partner with our dear friend, Mr. Rivers and Pinelake Church to plant our Jubilee Community Garden. The purpose of the community garden is not only to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to our community members, but also to educate them about the need for a healthy and balanced diet as well as an understanding of where their food comes from.
A sunny Mississippi afternoon in April, the children of our after school program worked alongside Mr. Rivers and several volunteers to plant several vegetables and fruits in the garden. This is a very exciting time because the children will see how their hardwork in sowing seeds will lead to a great harvest in a few short months.
This year, the theme of our summer camp is “Caring for Creation: SPC Goes Green!” In addition to the bible, academic, and art lessons, we will teach the children what it means to be good stewards of the environment—including how to garden. We are so very excited about using the garden as a teaching tool!
April 7 was the date of the second annual Spencer Perkins Center Family Easter Bash! It was a WONDERFUL time full of fun, good food, live music, and laughter. Hundreds of community members flooded our campus the Saturday before Easter and enjoyed good family fun!
We were blessed with dozens of volunteers from Ontario Christian School (Ontario, CA) and Bellvue Christian School (Bellvue, WA) as well as local volunteers. We also had wonderful partners in Hallelujah FM and Jackson Cash and Carry. Our partners and volunteers truly made this event a success—We could not have done it without them!
The event raised funds for the after school program’s upcoming trip to the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The students are earning the privilege to go on the trip based on the academics, character, and behavior.
We are so very excited to share some wonderful news with you! The SPC was presented with an opportunity to purchase a house directly across the street from our office building. When the owner of the home decided he was going to sell it, he offered the home to us at a decent price because he wanted us to have it for the work God is doing in the community. This property is truly a blessing from God.
Our plan is to tear the house down as it in poor condition. We ask you to join us in prayer in discerning the purpose of the land in our community. We have a few ideas—but we need the Lord’s direction.
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