On Friday, October 23, MPCS students participated in a dress-down day, opting to pay $5 to wear blue jeans to school, all in an effort to help provide student Bibles to our neighbors in need at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health. Because of the generosity of those who participated, we collected more than $2,600 to purchase Bibles for the students at Devereux!
About: Each month, approximately 17 children are received by our neighbors at Devereux for the first time, many of whom arrive with only the clothes on their back. Approximately 135 young people live on their 40-acre campus at any given time, and Devereux serves a total of about 500 youth per year. Since 1973, Devereux has been treating youth who are suffering from emotional and/or behavioral challenges brought on by mental illness, abuse, neglect, exploitation, or intellectual/developmental disabilities. Their continuum of care includes a psychiatric treatment facility, foster care program, group home, and an AdvancEd-accredited school. Through the services and outstanding care the staff at Devereux provides, these youth develop the competency and confidence to achieve once-unthinkable goals, such as literacy and graduation from high school.
In addition to these critical services, through Bible studies, several of the caring Devereux Board members and staff are investing in the spiritual lives of these precious young people. As a result, many have accepted Jesus, are seeking a relationship with Him, and have requested to have their own personal Bibles.
MPCS has partnered with Devereux to provide Bibles to every young person who desires to study God’s word! Ongoing, our Christian Life Student Council will be personalizing each Bible with an encouraging note and life scripture for each friend at Devereux. Thank you for joining us in supporting this important service opportunity by participating in Denim for Devereux and by praying for the new believers, students, and staff at Devereux.