Ms. Schebo’s grades 1-4 class at Minnetonka Christian Academy had been praying and thinking about the people of Nepal since the massive earthquake struck in April. As a class they decided to challenge themselves to raise $50 in three days for the relief efforts.

But they didn’t stop there. The students then challenged the other classes in the building to each raise $50 so they could send $200 to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency.

The students were inspired to break into their piggy banks, to ask grandma and grandpa for a few dollars, and maybe even ask some friends and relatives.

Through the leadership of Ms. Schebo’s class the students and staff at MCA raised more than double their goal for a total of $520!

Their initiative reflects the truth of John 13:35: “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

This article was also published in the July/August 2015 print edition of OUTLOOK. It was written by Kari Schebo who, at the time the article was written, taught at MCA.