At EHCA, your student will be involved in our school -wide service program - Do Something. Do Something is our school's service ministry based on Acts 1:8 - "... and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." The goal is to give students the opportunity to share God's love by serving others in practical ways. Parent volunteers are welcomed on all of our projects.
Students serve with their classes and families as opportunities arise. Our students have volunteered at Ronald McDonald House, Roadrunner Food Bank and Joy Junction, Blue Star Mothers. During the holiday season we collect items for ministries such as the Samaritan's Purse-Operation Christmas Child, Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home, individual families in need and businesses/organizations that focus on children with special needs.
Jerusalem: Since this was where the disciples lived, these projects focus on the Albuquerque area and sharing Christ’s love in our community. Examples of our Albuquerque service projects include:
- Volunteering at local ministries such as Meals on Wheels; Albuquerque Rescue Mission; Love, Inc.; and Reload Love, Blue Star Mothers and Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home.
- Blessing our immediate community with “random acts of kindness” like handing out free cookies and helping customers with their bags at local grocery stores
Judea: This was the area surrounding Jerusalem and represents New Mexico to us. These projects help ministries that are sharing God’s love in our state. They are scheduled during the school year and may include an overnight stay. Our New Mexico projects have included:
- Cleaning and maintaining a Christian summer camp in the Manzano mountains
- Cleaning the property, washing vehicles and playing with children at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home in Portales
- Serving with a local church and its community outreach program in Gallup. This project allowed students to paint, make cookies, put together care packages of laundry detergent, organize supplies for outreaches, and distribute gifts to Native American children.
Samaria: For us, this neighboring area represents the United States of America. These projects are designed to let the students grow in sharing God’s love in the midst of new and challenging experiences. Students have traveled to Phoenix, Arizona and served in the following ways:
- Planned and played games with economically challenged children at neighborhood outreach centers
- Visited nursing homes
- Assisted with a Christmas party for foster families
- Distributed food to families and individuals in need