Fellowship of Christian Athletes to host spaghetti dinner, feature illusionist

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Local residents can enjoy a meal and entertainment Oct. 23 at Southwest High School while contributing to a good cause.

The Southwest High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will be hosting a spaghetti dinner and illusionist show at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 in the high school commons building to raise money for the group's first mission trip next June.

Plates will be $7 for adults and $4 for children, which includes spaghetti, rolls, salad, dessert and a drink. The show will be presented by Entertainer Marty Hahne, a Christian illusionist from Branson. Reservations are recommended to reserve a seat.

FCA is a non-denominational Christian sports ministry serving students in middle school and high school. Its purpose is to engage athletes and coaches to grow in their faith and sport through weekly meetings and weekend and after-school events.

The group, which started in 2012, has about 80 members from the high school and about 30 from the middle school. Morgan said participation in the mission trip and in the fundraiser itself will benefit the group's members intrinsically and in more ways than one.

"First, the students who are going are learning how to work to earn the money they need," she said. "Second, they are going to learn how to walk in their faith. By going out and serving [on the mission trip], they are going to be working hard and putting themselves out there for people they don't even know, which is what the Bible tells them to do.

"Third, the students who aren't going are learning how to help support missions by working. You don't have to go out into the world to help mission work. By raising money, they are essentially a part of the mission trip. Fourth, everyone involved will be serving people at the dinner."

Anyone who is interested in attending can reserve by calling Linda Morgan, Southwest High School English teacher, at 417-826-5413 or emailing her at lmorgan@swr5.net.

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