MCA given “Compassion for the Homeless Award 2016”
On September 27th, Mrs. Ensminger, 6th grade teacher, and Mrs. Watt, Elementary and Preschool principal, attended the City Union Mission Award luncheon at Fiorella’s Jack Stack in downtown Kansas City. They were invited there to receive an award on MCA’s behalf for faithfully serving City Union Mission for 30 years.
The award was titled “Compassion for the Homeless Award 2016”
MCA has faithfully given to City Union Mission through donations of time and resources. Maranatha has been contributing non-perishable food at Thanksgiving, new toys and gifts for its Christmas Store, and used clothing throughout the years, as well as hands and our hearts.
Students and parents have volunteered to fill and deliver Thanksgiving Baskets, and Christmas gift bags. Our students develop compassion for those less fortunate than themselves as they prepare for and deliver collections of donated items, and serve with enthusiasm while performing odd jobs and helpful tasks which make light work for many. (Matthew 25:40, Ecclesiastes 4:9)
What a tribute to the legacy of MCA to have faithfully trained and encouraged young people to see the importance of serving others! I have visited the Mission while our 6th graders were serving and witnessed the joy and enthusiasm of their service. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with City Union Mission and appreciative of this recognition of many people‚ students, parents and faculty‚ who have given to the Mission.