Sunday School Class Buys Six Cows for Paul Carlson

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MERCER, ISLAND, WA (June 2, 2006) – The fifth grade girls Sunday school class at Mercer Island Covenant Church hoped to raise $350 to buy a cow and calf for the Paul Carlson Partnership by selling homemade crafts and coffee cake.

After all the money was counted, however, the girls discovered they had raised $1,400.

“They were pretty surprised at how excited the people were and how their things sold so quickly,” says Julie Steel, pastor of children and families. “They didn’t see how big this was going to get.” As a result, three pairs of cows and calves will be purchased.

The girls spent a lot of time outside of class, assisted by their Sunday school teacher, Joan Selvig, making items to sell. They also made posters and power point slides used in the worship service to advertise the project.

Jim Sundholm, director of the Paul Carlson Partnership, says he is grateful for the students’ work. “We hear the quote, ‘a child shall lead them,’ and once again, its the young ones who step forward and become the difference makers and set the model for us.”

“The impact of this starter herd will last for many years to come,” Sundholm adds. “It’s a gift that will keep on giving.”

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