Saturday, March 25, 2006

Middle School Auction

The Middle School group began supporting 2 students (Binod and Sowjana) in India last August through an organization called the Dalit Freedom Network. The support is to give the opportunity for the two Indian youth to attend a Christian school, since they would otherwise be unable due to their low socio-economic status and their low place in the Hindu caste system. Our Middle School class has faithfully been providing $40 a month to send to these two youth, but we wanted to do something more. We are unable to send items to them in a care package due to the corruption and greed of the postal system - the items would either not make it to them, or they would be taxed to receive them. So we decided hold an auction, and the money would be sent to world partners working in that area to purchase gifts for Binod and Sowjana. The middle schoolers have been bringing items of their own to auction off, and last night we held the big event. There were 21 youth there, along with many parents and leaders. We started the evening with a pizza party and a recap of how God calls us to give and why we are giving. Brian Cochran officiated the auction, and after an hour of biddings and winnings, the group was able to sell everything that was brought and raise $211.50 for Binod and Sowjana! What a way to share our treasure (beyond the money raised) with God's work on the other side of the world!

































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