Cookies for a Cow Milo Students Raise Money for a Rwandan Family

"Who has the baking soda?"

"Can we use your measuring cup?"

"The next batch of cookies is ready to go in the oven." These are the voices coming from Milo Academy's home economics kitchen one February evening. Valentine's Day is a day of love, and Milo's Volunteer Club used the chance to express selfless love to a family who needed their help.

Milo students are working together with volunteers from Walla Walla College to raise enough money to buy a cow for a Rwandan family. Although $250 may not sound like much, the cow it can purchase will make a huge difference for a family in Rwanda.

Many students and staff pulled together to use their baking skills. Laughter and sweet-smelling aromas filled the room as everyone made cookies of all types. The cookies were then wrapped and ready to be sold on Valentine's Day. Teachers bought cookies for their students and passed them out in class. Students bought cookies for their friends and fellow members of the Milo family.

"It was so great how everyone pitched in, and we were able to make a difference," says Sunny Park, the president of the Volunteer Club. Everyone has a special Valentine's Day memory, but I'm sure for Milo students one of those memories will be the bonding experience of baking, giving and tasting cookies in order to buy a cow for a needy family.

"They will know you are my disciples by your love for one another." John 13:35

May 01, 2007 / Oregon Conference