Maranatha High School Celebrates Easter and Brings Service at Harambee

Maranatha continued their Easter tradition of service at Harambee School for three days during Easter break, from March 29-31.

A group of 15 students went to Harambee that Thursday through Saturday, and threw an Easter party and Easter egg hunt for the children of Harambee, as well as taking care of a variety of needs on the Harambee campus, such as painting, minor repairs, gardening, cleaning, etc.

Cleonie Harrison, Maranatha’s Mission Advisor, said, “Our first Mission this year at Harambee was an example of faith and works in action. Maranatha faculty Penny Cross and  Jenessa Ocon are a clear picture of a labor of love to the Lord, our students and our community in Pasadena. It was a beautiful experience to see our students leading Harambee students in worship, games, and crafts and then serving them lunch. Matthew 25:40 says: ‘The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.' Thank you to the entire Maranatha Mission Team for your labor of love.”

Harambee School in Pasadena is a wonderful opportunity to serve in our own backyard and our own local community. One big takeaway from serving at Harambee was our Maranatha students learning that they don’t have to go far to see need, and to see opportunities for God to use you to bless others. Harambee is Maranatha’s closest mission in our home of Pasadena. Founded in 1982, Harambee is a loving and empowering environment for students, staff, families and community members in Northwest Pasadena. We aim to educate, empower, disciple and grow Christian leaders who will uplift and effect positive, sustainable change in their families, our community and beyond.