Charis students celebrate Arbor Day

04/22/15 at 01:00 AM | Published Under Missions


The Waldo Canyon fire of 2012 devastated neighborhoods in Colorado Springs and its surrounding areas by burning 18,000 acres of national forest, destroying 346 homes, and killing two people.

This obvious ploy of the Enemy (John 10:10) stirred the hearts of seventy-five Charis Bible College students who began looking for ways to practically be the hands and feet of Jesus and bring life to the neighborhoods affected by the fire. On Arbor Day 2013, they found their answer.

Teaming up with the city of Colorado Springs, these students volunteered hours of their time to plant trees in some of the most affected neighborhoods in the city. Their act of compassion made the love and life of God evident to the homeowners in that area.

And the light of their testimony still shines brightly as those trees begin to wake from their winter’s sleep to remind all who view them of God’s faithfulness. Thank you, Charis!