International Luncheon for “March into Missions” – NSCS Beverly Campus

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

 

Based upon this quote from the Scripture Acts 1:8, students, teachers, and families at NSCS Beverly Campus dedicated the month of March to raising awareness for missions locally, nationally, and globally. We call it March into Missions and it has become a beloved tradition. This annual event marks a month of learning what it means to be a witness to Jesus both locally in our own cities and towns but then, also around the globe in other countries. We take part in outreach to local food pantries and learn how our “Shoeboxes to Haiti” helped struggling Christians. To top off the month we invite family, friends, and the entire NSCS Beverly community to share in a meal together known as the International Luncheon. Families within our school community treat us to some delicious ethnic dishes. Not only is the International Luncheon a celebration of our month-long studies, but also a fantastic way to come together as a community.

 

On the day of the luncheon this year, teachers and students from all grades and many of their parents gathered in the lower chapel and were greeted with vibrant decorations from countries all over the world. Flags adorned each table and keepsakes from many different countries were shown around the room. In addition to the cultural items, many teachers dressed in traditional outfits from countries such as the Philippines, Korea, and El Salvador. Even Ms. Heintz got into the act with her French beret! Before beginning the meal, which consisted of mouthwatering foods from around the globe, our students were able to experience prayers in multiple languages including: French, Chinese, Indonesian, Korean, Portuguese, German, Hindi, Tagalog, Scottish, Spanish, and English. Thank you to all the parents and teachers who shared prayers in their native language and foods with our school community. We could not have done it without all of you. Blessings to you all.