Hull, Iowa — An email from one friend to another has turned into a learning and giving opportunity for the students at Western Christian High School in Hull.
Karen Christians, Western’s Spiritual Life Coordinator tells us how hundreds of Bibles will get into the hands of people that can use them.
She says that the timing was providential.
Christians says that’s when she decided to include her class in the effort. Twenty students in Christians’ Church History class made a conference call to Keystone to find out more.
Keystone Recovery Center is a 125-bed facility, so after much discussion, the class decided they’d try to get 125 bibles together. Each class member agreed to donate at least two new or used Bibles to this effort. Then, because the students had already been corresponding with their pastors throughout the semester, an email was drafted and sent to the pastors of the churches represented in the class. It was also decided to share the need for Bibles with the Western Christian learning community during a chapel. All the students agreed to be a part of that announcement.
The Church History class began to pray specifically for the work of Keystone, for the project, and God’s blessing on all of it. They prayed the number 125. But, people far surpassed the goal. An anonymous donor said they would match the 125 Bibles with another 125 if they reached their goal.
This Thursday, Christians says 565 bibles will be presented to Keystone at Western Christian High School.