The Gift of Giving

Our teachers are not just teaching the basics, they are finding ways to spread the love of Jesus. Below are just a few of the wonderful things our teachers around the conference are doing to spread love and cheer this holiday season.

Students at the Milwaukee South Campus have been busy working on their writing skills. Teacher Marianela Acevedo had her 3rd and 4th grade students write letters to a hospitalized child and to the President of the United States. The students wanted to tell the president about God’s love and protection.

Students and staff at the Milwaukee North Campus filled 63 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Petersen Elementary School teachers, Tiffany Meulemans and Yolanda Voss, are working with the local church to have students take part in the various aspects of the church service. Students practice music, prayer, and children’s story at school and then are recorded both for Youtube and live church services.

Charlyn Marsh, teacher at the Hillside Christian School, has collaborated with the local church in their bed ministry for the community.  The students are collecting bedding for the bed deliveries.  She also had her students make cards for the bed recipients.

Rosanna Zeismer, teacher at the Maranatha Seventh-day Adventist School in Lena, Wisconsin, has found a wonderful way to market her school during the holidays.Every year, the Oconto Holtwood Campground is transformed into a Winter Wonderland sponsored by various families, businesses, and organizations in the community. Displays include Christmas trees, larger corporate lights areas, wreaths, and more. Maranatha Seventh-day Adventist School of Lena is one of the sponsors decorating a tree, sharing the reminder of God’s loving gift of his son Jesus, and reminding the community that we are here to serve. Displays are on each year between the Friday after Thanksgiving and a few days after New Years. If you are traveling through the Oconto area this holiday season, you can see the displays by day or night between November 27 and January 3.

During this season, think of ways you can give to help others and bring joy. Please keep our schools, teachers, and students in your prayers. What a wonderful gift Adventist Education is, where our students can come to school every day and learn about the greatest gift.

Sue Nelson, Superintendent of Education