A story in today’s Kittanning, Pa., Paper, reports on a recent mission trip by students at Grace Christian School and members of the Grace Brethren Church of West Kittanning (Larry Edwards, pastor). (The school is a ministry of the church.) A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
A group of students and parishioners from West Kittanning were counting their blessings during the Thanksgiving break after a November mission trip.
About 30 Grace Christian School students and Grace Brethren Church parishioners volunteered at the 2nd Annual Harvest Festival in eastern North Carolina picking potatoes.
The picking was held at First Fruits Farm – which produced more than 100,000 pounds of sweet potatoes toward local hunger relief efforts in 2014.
Not only is this 8th Grader Jessica Buchanan’s first semester at Grace Christian, but it was her first mission trip.
“I like helping people – this was important to me,” Buchanan said. “(It taught me) to be thankful in all circumstances.
“I think it was the poorest part in North Carolina, so there are a lot of homeless people there.”
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