We've said it a few times, but we're going to say it again: THANK YOU!
Thank you for being part of the ministry of Mission:Mask.
Last week Pastor Nate and I had the privilege of delivering masks to each of the Kaukauna schools for them to distribute to their staff. It seems like a simple thing, doesn't it? Like, I thought when we showed up at each of the schools we'd be greeted by someone at the door who would just receive the package and move on.
But let me tell you...it was so much more than that.
The timing ended up being perfect, you see. The person I'd been coordinating with at the school district office had just sent an email out that morning saying that masks would be coming sometime soon from Christ the King. So...rather than just showing up at doors, we were greeted by district staff members who were...ELATED! They were joyous, they were thankful, they asked if hugging was acceptable to us, they felt AFFIRMED.
I'm not sure what it is, but I've learned through my years of ministry that there's something SUPER POWERFUL and SACRED about being affirmed in ones vocation. And this year, we as the body of Christ can do some powerful ministry by continuing to affirm teachers for who they are, and for what they do. God created them with incredible gifts -- super powers if you as me-- to love and serve our youngest members. And this year in particular, I know they are working SO HARD at creating a safe and nurturing environment for learning to happen.
In the week since delivering masks, we have received three notes of thanks. Here they are for you:
Hello! My name is Jacob, and I teach at the Kaukauna High School. I want to thank you for your donation of masks. As I saw mine this morning, it made me think about how grateful I am to be a part of such a wonderful and supportive community. Thank you!
To Whom It May Apply,
On behalf of the River View staff I want to share our deep appreciation for the generous donation of masks to our school. What a fantastic way to honor staff for their efforts during this very unique school year. Your prayers and thoughtfulness will encourage us to forge ahead in the best interest of our students and community.
With Deep Gratitude,
To the Community of Christ the King,
A very special thank you to you and your church community for the masks! As a school community, we greatly appreciate this gift and the kindness! Kindness does matter-- thank you for sharing some :)
We wish you all well!
Holly Magness (Principal) & Victor Haen Staff
So that's that, Christ the King. That's how you have been part of bringing God's love to life in our community! It was fun wasn't it?? Let's keep going!
Peace be the journey,