The spirit of service has returned to Lafayette Christian School once again, as it does every year when Community Work Day rolls back around. For nearly 15 years now, the students at LCS have been committed to helping give back to the community and help those in need with various projects. Throughout the years, the students have impacted many different people and organizations with Community Work Day and the operation continues to expand each and every year. This year was no exception, with students from every single grade level and class getting involved.
Kindergarten students all the way through the Senior Class were involved in this year’s work day. The Discovery Cottage students also participated as well. Each year these service based projects become more involved and the list of organizations that the students are involved with continues to grow. This year, students helped with Ark Refuge Ministries, sang melodies at several retirement communities, and helped First Baptist Church with their Operation Christmas Child preparations. Kindergarten students even took goodie bags to firemen and police officers in Harris County. Other organizations got involved in helping as well, places like Papa John’s and Home Depot.
Each year, the students at LCS are continuing to show the community what it means to be selfless and give back to others that need a helping hand from time to time. This year’s chapel theme, the names of God, was appropriate for Community Work Day because these students are showing the citizens of LaGrange and Troup County a servant’s heart and are echoing Christ’s call not to be served, but to serve and serve is exactly what they do. This is a tradition that will continue for many years to come. Lafayette Christian School is doing things differently and their success continues to show, one day at a time.