The 6th annual Scholarship Dinner took place last week Friday. Ninety friends of Eastern Christian came to fellowship, break bread, and support the mission of Eastern Christian School through generous gifts to the scholarship fund.
After a welcome message from Head of School, Tom Dykhouse, Rev. Paul Yang of Pilgrim Church led the evening in prayer. Before dinner was served, those in attendance had the opportunity to watch a video testimony of Andrew Abadeer, EC Class of 2009.
EC Foundation Executive Director, David Visbeen, then introduced the guest speaker for the evening, Dr. Richard Mouw. Dr. Mouw, an EC alum, spoke on the value of Christian education, and why it matters. It was a compelling and engaging talk.
The evening culminated with a video featuring an ECES student’s testimony. It was based on a devotional that she wrote for her class on the topic of adoption. She discussed what it’s like to be adopted, and how, as Christians, we are all blessed to be adopted into God’s family. After the inspiring video, Donna Chrinian, President of the EC Foundation challenged those gathered to support the scholarship fund.
Pastor Ryan Baitzel of Emergence Church closed the evening in a prayer of dedication.
Thanks to all who helped plan and carry out such a wonderful evening. Thank you to all of our generous donors who help make the mission of Eastern Christian possible!