BCA students meet Christmas challenge

December 23, 2012
  • Elementary chapel students and chapel leader, Michelle Snodderly, gather around the shoe boxes that were collected for the Operation Christmas Child project. Front row, from left, Indira Aranha, Elijah Hawkins, Lily Kim, Trevor Ott and Riley Wallman. Back row, Serena Stevens, Alyssa Pinto, Jacob Gibson, Nathaniel Drier, Kahrisa Mann, Alani White, Grace Thornsbury, Katie Timmons, Timothy DeLloyd, Cassandra Derby, Sloane Walters, Snodderly and Lauryn Alexander.
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This past fall, the preschool and elementary chapel students at Broadfording Christian Academy were presented with a Christmas challenge by their chapel leader, Michelle Snodderly, and the students more than met her expectations.

Each class was challenged to pick a project from the Samaritan's Purse catalog and raise money toward the project. A total of $910 was raised. Some students did extra chores around their homes just so they could earn money to put toward their school project. The money helped to purchase the following:

  •  Three sets of emergency medicine (will help care for 150 critically ill or injured people)
  •  Two sets of shoes and clothing (enough to furnish two complete outfits)
  •  One month of loving care for an orphan
  •  One donation for introducing girls and boys to God’s word through Christian camps and other ministry programs
  •  Three sets of 50 Gospel booklets (this totals 150 books)
  •  Two sets of sports gear
  •  Six blankets
  •  Five “Jesus Loves Me” nusical lambs
  •  Twelve sets of baby chicks (a dozen baby chicks has the potential to produce 2,400 eggs)
  •  Two dairy goats (one nanny goat can produce 2 to 3 gallons of milk per week)
  •  Two sets of fruit trees (each set has 30 seedlings)
  •  One sheep (for nutritious milk and warm wool)

In addition to the project money, the students also brought in 96 shoe boxes to support Operation Christmas Child.


The boxes were filled with toys and hygiene items for boys and girls all around the world.  Each box will have a Gospel booklet added to it so children can learn about Jesus. 

“My heart was so full the day we collected the project money and boxes. I literally was brought to tears when I saw the younger children sincerely praying over the boxes — praying that the children who receive them will ask Jesus to come into their hearts and that they will tell their mothers and fathers about Jesus, too. God will use the gifts to reach children and families all over the world,” Snodderly said.

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