Cornerstone, CFC’s educational program, is one of the greatest gifts that God has blessed our community with this year. Truly, this project has led our brethren to share more of their time, talent and treasure, and to become a blessing to our young brothers and sisters in the public schools.
This Christmas season, as a way of thanking God for all the blessings that He has given us during the entire year, and especially for the blessing of this project, Cornerstone volunteers participated in the Christmas parties in the 15 different public elementary schools and high schools in Quezon City and Paranaque that are already part of the program. The parties were held at various times from December 12 to 18, leaving the volunteers somewhat frazzled in the preparations but happy in the knowledge that they have shared of themselves with others, especially in the partner schools.
The volunteers felt God’s overflowing generosity through the different activities that they had with the children in the Cornerstone project – making Christmas cards, role-playing the Nativity, and sharing in the fun and laughter of the Christmas parties for the children and their families.
According to the volunteers, “Seeing the smiles on the children’s faces gave us so much joy, knowing that through our small actions, we had made a big difference in their lives, by God’s grace. Watching them play games; unwrap their gifts; eat their party meals; and portray the Nativity Story in different forms; we were affirmed that they were able to experience the true reason for the season – Jesus!”
As one the volunteers affirmed that “This project has given us the reason to be more generous and loving, and to experience Christ with the children. It also challenges us to do more and help the children out there who need to know Christ and get a good education - so that they can have a future full of hope -- one that will bring their families to experience the fullness of life in Christ.” By Sherryl de Leon