“Westwood Day” is organized and run by the OCS High School Student Council. Always in early December, it is a day when all of our high school students bring boxes of gifts to children at Westwood Elementary in Oklahoma City, and each Westwood student is paired with one of our high school students for a morning of one-on-one time. The gifts are always fun and appreciated, but the fellowship is much more valuable.
We model Jesus when we reach out to children and to those across socio-economic boundaries. We are humbled to remember that we, the church, are His body in this world. We are never so blessed than when we give of ourselves.
Each year we pray our students have a great day, feel used of God, and are challenged to look beyond their own circumstances. We pray that the powerful lessons of God’s love, acceptance, compassion, and encouragement will come shining through to the Westwood students as well as ours.
Parent partnership in this effort helps set the tone for that whole day. We ask that parents make this day and our goals a topic of discussion at home to help kick off each Christmas season.