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Eagle Week Inspires Students to Serve Others


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The China team visited various sites, including the Great Wall, and assisted with local service projects for the poor with ministry partner Joshua Expeditions.

High School Students At Fort Bend Christian Academy Show They Care

Every spring, Fort Bend Christian Academy high school students participate in a week-long service opportunity called Eagle Week.

“These service-and-ministry teams go out locally, regionally, nationally, and around the world,” Head of School Dr. David Pitre said. “This annual missional commitment is considered to be a direct expression of the school’s Christian mission and identity.”

The purpose of Eagle Week is to inspire students to be service-minded year round. Students work with international groups such as Praying Pelican Missions in Central America and the Caribbean and local organizations such as Gigi’s Playhouse and the Fort Bend Women’s Shelter.

“This is ministry that is ongoing,” Wes Pogue, junior Bible teacher said. “There are service opportunities literally across the street. We want to inspire our students to find ways to continue to serve beyond Eagle Week.”

FBCA high school students and faculty serve the poor, clean and renovate shelters, tutor and mentor children, work in orphanages and much more. One group of students had the opportunity to serve directly across the street from school at Silverado Memory Care in Sugar Land.

“Working at Silverado has let me show God through kindness and patience,” sophomore Jessica Taylor said.

Another group of students also worked with the elderly in North Carolina and helped brighten their days and bring joy to the residents.

“At the beginning of the week, few residents were willing to get out and go to the day room where we would sing and do our activities, but towards the end of the week many more residents would join us in our activities,” sophomore Jayden Loveless said. “Although some think teens may not be able to make a big impact on elderly lives, they are strongly mistaken. We young teens can make a large impact on someone’s life just by giving them company and singing praises to the Lord.”

High School Principal Joshua Gettys said FBCA students this year truly exemplified Acts 1:8 and served as the hands and feet of Jesus.

“I am beyond proud of my students, faculty, and staff for their sacrifice and hard work, but most importantly, their love for God and other people,” Principal Gettys said.

To learn more about FBCA’s other Eagle Week service projects, visit the Eagle Week blog at fbeagleweek.wordpress.com

Fort Bend Christian Academy is a college-preparatory Christian school serving Pre-K through grade 12 located in Sugar Land. For more information, contact Kim Rice, director of public relations at krice@fortbendchristian.org.

"Silverado is a wonderful place. I love talking to the residents. Working here has allowed me to show God through kindness and patience.” - Jessica Taylor, 10th grade

“Silverado is a wonderful place. I love talking to the residents. Working here has allowed me to show God through kindness and patience.” – Jessica Taylor, 10th grade

 

Students poured concrete, sang worship songs, and talked with the residents at the Tsali Care assisted living facility in Cherokee, North Carolina.

Students poured concrete, sang worship songs, and talked with the residents at the Tsali Care assisted living facility in Cherokee, North Carolina.

The Gigi's Playhouse team members spent the week cleaning and making crafts.

The Gigi’s Playhouse team members spent the week cleaning and making crafts.

 

 


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