The Matthew 25 Challenge

During the week of November 13-17, GCS is joining schools across the world in the World Vision Matthew 25 Challenge. World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.

The Matthew 25 Challenge is a discipleship tool to help students step out of their comfort zones and engage in God's love for those Jesus calls "the least of these brothers and sisters of mine." During the week of the challenge, we will gather daily as a school to pray together. Teachers will guide daily activities, share compelling stories of children in need, guide prayer points and other ways to engage students.

"...whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." Matthew 25:40

Matthew 25 Challenge Daily Focus for GCS Families

Monday, November 13

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat..."

Skip candy, sweets and desserts today, and have rice and beans for dinner. For lunch, Miss Grace will provide a simple meal for the entire school - homemade vegetable soup, a roll and water. 

Tuesday, November 14

"...I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink..."

Drink only water. Every time you take a drink, pray: "God, please with those without water today." 

Wednesday, November 15

"...I was a stranger and you invited me in..."

Sleep on the floor tonight.

Thursday, November 16

"...I needed clothes and you clothed me..."

Wear the same clothes you wore yesterday.

Friday, November 17

"...I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me..."

Write an encouraging note to someone who is going through a difficult time.