Candace Wisely, March 11, 2012
Each Friday in the month of February, six sophomore ladies at Southwest Christian High School in Chanhassen, Minnesota treated their classmates to homemade snacks and baked goods. Together they are in a discipleship group, and decided to raise money for life-saving heart surgeries in the Middle East. The girls learned of Shevet Achim through an alumnus of their school named Natalie, who spent three months at Shevet Achim last summer. As word got out about their project, requests came in from other groups in the school for delectable treats like lemon bars, banana bread, brownies, coffee cake, puppy chow and rice crispy treats. As they delivered the treats, an envelope was left for donations to Shevet Achim. By the end of February, $720 was collected, surpassing even the goal! These funds were given toward an Iraqi girl named Doaa, who is receiving heart treatment in Israel in March 2012. The discipleship group looks forward to praying for Doaa and her family, and also plans to keep the rest of their school informed of this precious child’s progress.