Trick or treating is a big part of American culture in the fall. The National Honor Society (NHS) at Lutheran High School South wanted to provide a safe area for the kids at CFNA to go trick or treating while sharing the love of Christ with them as well.
Approximately 65 CFNA kids, together with 20 or more volunteers, came to the Lutheran South parking lot on buses and spent the evening collecting candy, playing games, and forming relationships. More than 80 students of Lutheran High School South teamed together to decorate 27 trunks. Each trunk had a theme, costumes, and passed out different candy. There was also a campfire, s’mores, a movie, and a photo booth. The Affton Fire Department was also there, passing out candy, letting children climb in the fire truck, and sharing fire safety tips. At the end, the NHS lead a short devotion in which they compared the Christian faith to a Jack-o-Lantern.
To come together like this in Christian fellowship was a great experience for both the students of Lutheran South and the children of CFNA. “Trunk or Treat was so fun! We worked really hard to get it organized and I’m so glad it turned out so great. I’m grateful that I got to build a deeper relationship with so many great New American kids through something we could both enjoy,” said Avery Starnes, a Junior at Lutheran South and a member of the NHS executive board. “I think it was a great experience overall for everybody involved, and I can’t wait to do it again next year.”
By Riley Schelp
Concordia Lutheran Church, Kirkwood