The VVA Student Council is a strong force for service. It organizes the monthly Movie Nights, Hospital Visits, and puppet shows that are put on at Muffin Chapel from time to time. Most recently, the Student Council has been working on building a shelter for pigs at a boys’ home near VVA, I.B.I.B. The Student Council’s Spiritual Director, Tresor, first had the idea to provide two pigs for the boys so that they would be able to make some money. From that idea, the Public Relations officer, Asher, designed the shelter in which the pigs would live. The President, Aidan, and the Secretary, Mollie, have been integral in organizing fundraisers and goals to meet in order to have enough resources and time to finish the project. The Vice President, Matthew, was vital in collecting the supplies and transporting them to the boys’ home.
The Student Council members have shown their strengths and diversity during this process. A few of the members demonstrated remarkable work ethic, whereas others displayed their organizational skills. The shelter itself took two mornings to complete, and on each of those days the boys living at the home present were more than willing to pitch in and help in the construction. The combined willingness and teamwork of each of the members of the Student Council made this project possible, and even more so efficient. It is incredible the amount of work and service that can get accomplished when a group of Christians decides to effect change. The Student Council is inspiring, and I look forward to seeing the many ways they contribute to their community as a group and as individuals in the future.