This year, Circle Christian School Athletics asked each team to choose a mission outreach project to support as part of our ongoing interest in developing a “consideration of others” mindset in our student-athletes. Below is an article written by two of the boys on the Cross Country team about their project.
During this 2018 cross country season, the boys’ cross country team chose to sponsor two children and collected new flip flops and sandals for 45+ children and young adults at Casa Hogar del Niño de Acapulco (the Acapulco children’s home) in Mexico.
Each athlete on our team earned money to purchase new flip-flops for the children. All of the flip-flops were sent to Mexico in mid-December, when the orphanage had a Christmas party. They like to wear flip-flops after a long day of school instead of shoes in their home because of how hot it is in Acapulco and to relax. The children at the home each chose a pair of flip-flops that they liked at their party. We were told this is one of the few times of the year when they can choose what they want.
Each athlete also earned additional money to sponsor, as a team, two of the children at Casa Hogar for the next year. With the sponsorship, the children are “provided a Christian education, food, shelter, clothing, medical needs and an education”. The children living there are typically “orphans, abused or abandoned.” We got to learn about each child in the home and then discussed and prayed about who to sponsor. By our team sponsoring these boys, we hope this experience will encourage us to always help one another. Each athlete on our team then wrote notes to the boys that were translated into Spanish to encourage and let them know we cared about them and were praying for them.
Hopefully, this also will impact the boys on our team. Please join us in praying for the children at Casa Hogar del Niño de Acapulco. As members of the boys’ cross country team, we are excited about this year-long mission project.
*excerpts from Casa Hogar del Niño de Acapulco document
Written by: Thomas & Will Neeld