December 11, 2018

Day 6: 12 Days of Christmas with EduDeo

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This blog is Day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas with EduDeo. Keep following along to read more stories of celebration from 2018.

91 days spent running, swimming and walking towards a goal. 30,139 kilometers travelled. 75 active participants. $21,258.50 raised. One urgently needed classroom, built at Belen Christian School in the Dominican Republic. All because of EduDeo’s newest fundraising activity – EduDeo GO.

What is EduDeo GO? It’s a cross-Canada physical fitness challenge – challenging you to get active and change the world through Christ-centred education.

In April 2018, we challenged our support community to GO from April 1 to June 30 by running, swimming, biking or walking, and raising funds for an urgently needed classroom at Belen Christian School.

Belen Christian School is known in its community for God’s Word being central to the teaching. Not only is the Gospel being taught to students – who are not all from Christian families – but the school lives out its Christian mission and vision in their actions.

A few years ago, a mother of a student came to Belen Christian School for help, revealing her recent diabetes diagnosis. While she looked healthy at the time, they observed her becoming more and more sick. The school stepped in, providing support to her and her child. When she was forced to choose between paying for medication and paying tuition, she mustered up the courage to ask if Belen would let her child come to school for free. The school said yes, and this simple Christian gesture made a strong impact on the mother, bringing tears to her eyes.

We love that EduDeo GO is part of the story of Belen Christian School – a beacon of light for students and families that don’t yet know the power of the Gospel.

We have a lot of favourite EduDeo GO memories to celebrate, from watching people across Canada come together – to having some of our friends from the Dominican Republic join us – to seeing people accomplish personal bests – our 75 EduDeo GO participants blew us away. In fact, these participants exceeded expectations so regularly that we continually had to set new goals throughout EduDeo GO’s run (or swim, bike, walk – your choice.)

And next year, we’re excited to make more EduDeo GO memories – hopefully with you, too! Get ready to GO in May 2019, and prepare to challenge yourself and friends to run, bike, swim and walk to bring Christ-centred education to children around the world.

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