Running for Mukhanyo

The fourth annual Run for Mukhanyo School took place today at Trinity.  The entire school gathered by the gym, having brought water bottles full of cash and coins, all for this young school in South Africa that serves AIDS orphans and other children in an impoverished region not far from Pretoria.  

Just as we started the run, the rains that had been threatening all morning came down.  One parent came up to me and asked, "What are you going to do with 500 soggy children?"  

"Send them back to class," was all I had to offer.  And we did.  And they dried out (with the help of a few borrowed T-shirts).  

All for a good cause and the chance to practice what Jesus taught us and modeled for us: It is better to give than to receive.  

Each homeroom and classroom brought bottles full of donations.

Laps around the soccer field

Miss Spangler's Third Grade arrived early for the run.

Cheerful Givers

Upper School Students organized the run and collected donations.

Soggy but happy


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