Spreading Some Christmas Cheer

Students sorting canned goods for the food pantry at CDG.

Students sorting canned goods for the food pantry at CDG.

Monday, December 16, 2013--- Students from  Lutheran South Academy gave a helping hand at the mission church, Comunidad de Gracia (CDG). They cleaned the worship space, the food pantry, the gardens around the church, and even some storage spaces.

The students, their parents, and their teachers have teamed up with CGD to help make it a stronger community. The students spent all morning helping out the church get ready for their Christmas Services. 

Taking a break from sorting to pose for a picture.

Taking a break from sorting to pose for a picture.

The students, parents, and teachers split into different groups in order to get the most possible work done. CDG just remodeled their food pantry, so many of the students we're given the task of painting, building shelves, organizing food and toiletries, and sweeping. Other students we're given the task of yard work and pulling out weeds. Some helped shine up all the pews in the church. Others were on the decorating committee and helped put up Christmas trees. 

The Christmas tree donated to CDG from Lutheran South Academy.

The Christmas tree donated to CDG from Lutheran South Academy.

This year the students chose to donate a decorated tree to CDG. It was placed in the main worship area. The students made the ornaments and decorations for it as well.

The boys and girls were laughing and giggling through all their hard work, which made us think that they we're really working at all... but in the end the space was shiny and full of love and cheer.

CGD thanks all the students, their parents and teachers for all the help in making this Christmas extra special and bright.