This weekend, 32 students from our High School participated in an event they named, “Think Inside The Box”. The purpose of “Think Inside The Box” is to bring a greater understanding to the challenges facing our homeless population and the responsibility we have as a community to reach out and be a source of hope.
The students chose to sacrifice some of their every day comforts on Friday night. They went without the luxury of running water, building and sleeping in hand-made cardboard boxes and learning how to ration food. The event concluded Saturday with a street reach in downtown New Orleans and the French Quarter where students handed out bottled waters, prayed with people and shared a message of hope in Jesus with the purpose of leaving a legacy that goes beyond personal achievement and the gaining of material possessions – an eternal legacy that encompasses the words that Jesus taught us when He said, “love your neighbor”.
We are proud of our students and their passion to leave a mark on this earth that points to the great name of Jesus.
Students built and spent the night inside the boxes they made, simulating some of the challenges facing our homeless population.
Praying for our homeless population as a team of High School students goes out into downtown with waters and passing out a word of hope in Jesus to those less fortunate.
“Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Matthew 25: 34-36
Praying for our homeless population as a team of High School students goes out into downtown handing out waters, praying with people and sharing a word of hope in Jesus to those less fortunate.