West Australian School Kids Fundraising
I was asked to speak to the Year 5 class at Ocean Forest Lutheran College in Bunbury about the Cosmos work I am involved with in Zimbabwe. I spoke about the story of the 5 loaves and 2 fish (Matthew 14) where the disciples asked Jesus to send the crowds away so they could buy food. Jesus said ‘you feed them’ and the disciples brought what they had to Jesus (5 loaves and 2 fish) and 5 thousand people were fed.
Jesus asks us to bring what we have (skills, efforts, passions) and he multiplies this. The class decided to fundraise for an 8 year old boy called Valentine who lives in Fort Rixon, Zimbabwe. He sits at the front of his room at school but isn’t able to see the board. His family has no means to buy glasses.
The Year 5 class decided to have an ice cream stall at school to fundraise. They asked family and friends to donate supplies. They set up their stall and sold ice creams and sundaes over three lunchtimes. An incredible $434.60 was raised. What a great thing it is that kids love icecream. This amount will cover the cost of Valentine’s glasses, and also contribute to the treatment of a girl called Samantha. Samantha is also in Zimbabwe and has lived her whole life with severely bowed legs from rickets.
The Year 5 class brought their 5 loaves and 2 fish and Jesus multiplied their efforts. What a blessing they are to these other two children in Zimbabwe.
Cosmos Medical Director Dr Darryn Rennie