Fjeldberg Lutheran Church in Huxley is sending over 130 school kits to children in extreme poverty. The school kits contain basic school supplies like notebooks, pencils, scissors, ruler, crayons … and a bag to keep them in. They will be sent all over the world, and even places in the U.S.

The bags will be distributed through an organization called Lutheran World Relief. For six weeks this fall, Fjeldberg asked congregation members to donate school supplies to fill the bags. Financial support from Thrivent Financial was also provided to buy bags and supplies as needed. Fjeldberg’s sewing circle spent one-and-a-half hours sorting and organizing donations to be packed, and then the middle school and high school Sunday school class spent an hour stuffing the bags with the supplies, tying them shut and preparing them for the mail.

With over 130 bags, this is the biggest shipment of school kits ever done by Fjeldberg. The kids commented while packing the bags that they were happy they could do something to help a kid somewhere go to school. Everyone is proud of the support and generosity shown in the congregation and they are excited to see how many bags will get packed next year. This project is the perfect example of the new type of Sunday School Fjeldberg is offering. The middle school and high school class dedicates an hour every Sunday to community service work — a way to be active in their faith. They have done work with food pantry, church office, Lutheran World Relief and other organizations, and they plan to continue helping where they can.