Originally written by Mrs. Desiree Rolle-Forbes, Planning Committee Member
On July 31st, the Rock Sound Seventh-day Adventist Church in conjunction with ADRA Bahamas had the privilege of distributing over 100 backpacks in the Rock Sound Community within South Eleuthera, The Bahamas.
Although scheduled to only assist the Rock Sound Community, persons came from as far away as Tarpum Bay (north of Rock Sound) and Green Castle (south of Rock South); no one was turned away. As many as 78 backpacks were given to children in the Preschool to Grade 6 age group, and 48 backpacks were given to Junior through Senior High students.
The children were brimming with excitement, the parents were grateful, the members of the Church were elated to be engaged in a community service project of such a nature. Due to the team working cohesively- wonderful results were realised! The goal is that this initiative will be even bigger and better next year .
We thank persons who assisted with shipping and the refreshments for the children. ADRA Bahamas, who supplied the backpacks and went above & beyond in meeting the need in the community, we commend them for placing continued action behind their "Every Child In School" initiative.
The donation was an actualisation of the assurance that students have the required tools for their pending return to school. The thoughtfulness of something as simple as scientific calculators was an awesome gesture to the students, we overhead some exclaiming,
"...oh the bags even have calculators!"
The little church in Rock Sound, in conjunction with ADRA Bahamas and under the leading of God and the Holy Spirit truly showed that little is much, when God is in it.