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Charleston's History on Display

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After the wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, on Monday, December 2nd, the third graders headed over the Ravenel Bridge for a fun and educational field trip! First stop was the South Carolina
Historical Society Museum on Meeting Street. An architectural treasure in its own right, the Museum is housed in a National Historic Landmark building and features interactive exhibits on the people, places, and movements that shaped our state and nation. The children were able to see maps, manuscripts, and artifacts illuminating moments in our state's past. A shared discussion was given also highlighting the Lowcountry's Cash Crops in 1800's, such as indigo, rice, peanuts, cotton, and tea. The children also discussed the history of the museum, how it housed documents, and ways it protected important city records from numerous natural disasters.

After a cool, sunny picnic in Washington Park, located next to the museum, the children walked the cobblestone roads to the Old Slave Mart Museum on Chalmers Street. The Mart was built in 1859, and this was where 35 to 40% of the slaves entered the United States. The Old Slave Mart Museum is considered the last surviving slave auction gallery in the state. It was used only briefly before the Civil War. The children used large informative graphics on the walls to answer scavenger hunt questions, and then they were able to have their questions answered by museum employees. Living in a town rich with culture and history, we feel honored to have such wonderfully informative field trips right over the Cooper! Thank you Mrs. Adkins, Mrs. Andrews, and Ms. Jones for planning such a wonderful learning experience.

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Student Life Center: A Lesson in Faith and Obedience

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Construction crews have now completed installation of the chain link fence surrounding the Student Life Center work site. Over Thanksgiving break, it was an exciting step forward as heavy construction equipment was brought onto our campus. Once we receive the clearing and grading permit from the town, which is expected no later than this Friday, December 6, we will begin clearing the site. We can't wait to see the tangible signs of progress on the much anticipated Student Life Center!

As we move forward on building, we must continue to press on in our fundraising efforts. We are asking you to help us make a match on an incredible $20,000 gift from a PCA family. With your generosity, we can join together to bless this gift and match it dollar for dollar. Our goal is to meet the match by December 7!

We encourage you to watch Kristin Klassen's story of faith and obedience. In her quiet time, she shared with the Lord that she wanted to be generous in giving to the Student Life Center. Kristin prayed a really big prayer.. and the result was immeasurably more than she could have imagined.

"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the Lord Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it." Malachi 3:10


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