Adventist Students in Colorado Create Birthday Party Boxes for Needy Families — and More News Shorts

In this week’s Adventist news round-up, stories from Colorado, Ghana, Trinidad, and Oregon.

Colorado Adventist Students Create Birthday Party Boxes for Needy Families. The Fort Morgan Times reports that students at Lighthouse Seventh-day Adventist Christian School in Fort Morgan, Colorado, want birthday celebrations to be joyous occasions with cake, candles, and gifts, even for struggling families. The idea of helping make this possible for some local families started in February when the Lighthouse students were talking about homelessness and other difficult situations that kids face today, according to Lighthouse SDA School Principal Pennie Wredberg. The students asked, what if a needy family could receive in a box everything needed to have a small party? “Soon a note went home to the parents telling them about the idea, and announcements were made,” Wredberg said. “Donations for the boxes came pouring in from parents, church members, and even the students, themselves.”

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