We Came Away Changed

Each year, PCS students in grade 12 have the opportunity to put faith into action in a very unique and meaningful way–they get to partner with God in forwarding His kingdom!

Yes, they have many opportunities throughout their school years to do this, but this opportunity is unique in that they get to bring, be and share the great news of Jesus Christ while serving joyfully!

For over 15 years, students from PCS have been part of building homes for the people of Las Aves and Vicente Guerrero, Mexico. Each home brought joy and hope to families who could never afford to build a house, and, for many of our students, it was a life-changing experience.

This past November, PCS students and staff had the privilege of travelling to Las Aves again, but this time we did something a little different. Instead of building houses for families, we were asked to build a church for the community – a place of worship and prayer where families could come together to celebrate, fellowship, sing and praise God from whom all their many blessings flow! It’s called Ministerio Dios De Gloria, which means God of Glory Ministry! Isn’t that what we hope for our children and ourselves–that our efforts, however small or large, will result in people glorifying God?

It was a very different build this year. Typically, we work in three groups building three homes for three families. This year we worked alongside the community–literally! It was a wonderful example of how the love of God and the fellowship of Christ-followers transcends the barrier of culture and language as we serve joyfully together.

We all came away changed!

“In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus!” Phil. 1:4-6

David O’Dell: Secondary Principal / Co-Superintendent

December 15, 2015