At Morning Assembly, local optometrist Dr. Ashley Risner shared with us a wonderful opportunity to partner with her in a mission opportunity.
Dr. Risner and her team are partnering with Step by Step Missions and e3 Partners for an upcoming mission trip to Tanzania, Africa, on May 3-12. They will be working with 200 visually impaired children with albinism. In Tanzania, children with albinism are often hunted by witch doctors. Also, these fair-skinned children are at risk for skin problems resulting from sunburn while living so close to the equator. We can help these children by donating sunscreen.
We are asking each Regents student to bring 1-2 tubes of sunscreen to school by Tuesday, April 23. Dr. Risner will deliver our donated sunscreen to these Tanzanian children in need. There is a collection box in the school foyer. Please make sure the sunscreen is in a 6-8 oz. tube (no aerosol cans), SPF 50 or higher, and placed in a ziploc bag.
If you would like to offer prayers of support or monetary donations, please visit www.e3partners.org/vision or www.stepbystepmissions.com/may20123mission.htm.
Donating sunscreen is one small way that we, who are blessed with so much, can serve those who have very little and are in need. Let’s do so in the name of Christ and for His glory.
Pictured below is Dr. Ashley Risner with Kelly Young.
Three Quotes by C.S. Lewis from Mere Christianity:
We might think that, provided you did the right thing, it did not matter how or why you did it — whether you did it willingly or unwillingly, sulkily or cheerfully, through fear of public opinion or for its own sake. But the truth is that right actions done for the wrong reason do not help to build the internal quality or character called a ‘virtue,’ and it is this quality or character that really matters.
I would much rather say that every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you, the part of you that chooses, into something a little different from what it was before. And taking your life as a whole, with all your innumerable choices, all your life long you are slowly turning this central thing either into a heavenly creature or into a hellish creature: either into a creature that is in harmony with God, and with other creatures, and with itself, or else into one that is in a state of war and hatred with God, and with its fellow creatures, and with itself. To be the one kind of creature is heaven: that is, it is joy and peace and knowledge and power. To be the other means madness, horror, idiocy, rage, impotence, and eternal loneliness. Each of us at each moment is progressing to the one state or the other.
Remember that, as I said, the right direction leads not only to peace but to knowledge. When a man is getting better he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him. When a man is getting worse, he understands his own badness less and less. A moderately bad man knows he is not very good: a thoroughly bad man thinks he is all right.
Regents Academy received a matching grant to begin an archery program, and generous Regents parents and grandparents donated to the school, so we were able to purchase quality archery equipment.
Our P.E. teacher, Mrs. April Hoyle, received the training for archery instruction and training.
Now our students have begun to learn archery! Lots of bulls-eyes in this group of 7th and 8th graders!