July 11, 2012
During this summer’s Vacation Bible School, the children had the special opportunity to meet Veeda Javaid, the executive director of the Presbyterian Education Board (PEB), an organization in the Punjab region of Pakistan that provides a Christian education for children who otherwise wouldn’t be able to go to school or learn about Christ. Veeda told the children about Pakistan and the schools, as well as what life is like for the children who live there as compared to in America. The VBS students had the opportunity to ask Veeda questions throughout the presentation.
Both the children and adults were very impacted by Veeda’s presentation and decided one way they could help was to collect stuffed animals and books to send to the children living at the PEB boarding schools. In addition, Julia, Olivia, and Sophia Ferrara donated the proceeds of their lemonade stand to the cause after hearing about the needs of the Christian young people living in Pakistan.
DPC first connected with the Presbyterian Education Board last spring through the Presbyterian Women’s group and was instantly drawn towards the good work of this organization. Started by Presbyterian missionaries in the late nineteenth century, the Presbyterian Education Board also supports the SHE project, which strives to intervene in situations of abuse and violence towards children and women in Pakistan.
DPC hopes to continue to develop its relationship with the Presbyterian Education Board. For more information on the organization, please click here.