PCA provides opportunities for students to live out what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus. From working at a preschool to clearing a field to setting up Christmas trees, students from the 7th to 12th grade are sent out into the community to live out the love of Christ through Service Project Day. PCA encourages all students to participate in Operation Christmas Child by supplying shoeboxes filled with gifts to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to children across the world. Manna Mondays are donation collection days held each month to encourage students to meet the needs of people in their community.
Every 7th through 12th grade student participates in two service project days a year. We have approximately thirty advisory groups that are assigned to serve the community in eighteen different locations around the metroplex. Some examples of local areas we serve are: food pantries, senior citizen services, resale shops, men/women shelters, Habitat for Humanity work projects, retirement facilities and several Mi Escuelita schools. This is a highlight for our students to be able to use their gifts to serve others in our community.
I love serving others. I am passionate about spreading Christ's love through my service.
I enjoyed going outside and playing with the kids and seeing how happy they were when we walked in. They were joyful thought the day.
I enjoyed getting to go and serve the community near us with close friends from my advisory. It helped me realize how blessed we are.
Service Project Day is always a good time to give. It's so fun to see all the faces of those you help light up. We are so privileged, and Service Project Day reminds me to be grateful."
Tatum , Junior
Operation Christmas Child is a service project Prestonwood Christian Academy participates in with Prestonwood Baptist Church. Operation Christmas Child is an international program started in 1993 by Franklin Graham and Samaritan’s Purse.
The goal is to collect shoeboxes filled with toys for children which are sent by Samaritan’s Purse to 130 countries around the world with the gospel message tucked inside. PCA encourages students to participate as another mission opportunity to serve others and share the gospel.
Twice a month, Fourth Grade students and moms collect designated items at the Lower School entrance, which are then donated to various service projects and agencies in the area. The donations include non-perishable food items, gently-used coats, toys, books and DVDs. Middle School and Upper School students deliver Manna Monday donations during Minimester and Service Project Day during the school year.