If any of you have done some freshening up of your homes this summer, you’ll know what I mean by the lift that comes from a fresh coat of paint! That’s how we felt upon seeing the results from the Seoul Bible Baptist Church team who painted the courtyard walls of the CCS elementary building. Wow…what a difference! Thank you SBBC! Music also has a way of uplifting our souls, and such was the case with our first Musicians of Tomorrow violin recital with 37 violinists performing. (Our 1st batch of 15 students started last school year and the 2nd batch of 22 started during the summer break.) The parents (shown here with their student) were all tremendously proud of their accomplishment. If you would like to support our music program, we would love to obtain additional violins, as well as bless our violin instructor (also a CCS 5th grade teacher), who is giving of her time year-round to these dedicated musicians. Getting the adrenalin pumping with team sports--basketball, soccer and volleyball--is also lifting the spirit and camaraderie of CCS. Thank you to those who contributed funds for team jerseys, league fees and replacing our basketball backboard. Also, a local doctor and friend of CCS donated her time to give 56 physical exams to our team athletes! Also a big shout out to our CCS coaches and KIM missionary Madi Bennett who are giving of their time over the next few months to build in these kids’ lives through sports. We’ve got an exciting season ahead! New tasty lunch recipes bring a smile to all CCS students and such was the goal of our aspiring chefs at this year’s annual Nutrition Cookoff. Director Dicky Aranas, decided to have the students use our Kids Against Hunger rice packs to come up with ideas that can be used for the school lunches. The judges were impressed with the students’ creativity in coming up with some great-tasting and healthy dishes. Thanks to Orphan Grain Train and Kids Against Hunger who are a mainstay in providing protein-fortified rice packs for our lunch program. Just as many are lifting our spirits at CCS, we hope your spirits are lifted by seeing the fruit of your investment in CCS.