By: Kris Deese, Dean of Spiritual Formation
What an exciting month September turned out to be! Our students were quite busy and engaged here at school and even over in Louisiana. Our Key Club students had the opportunity to travel over to St. Rose, La., to serve a small community there with their Hurricane Ida recovery efforts. We partnered with St. Rose Community Church and helped to demo three severely water-damaged houses by cleaning out debris and removing sheetrock and insulation. Our students worked incredibly hard and represented our school with excellence. The pastor and contractor overseeing our labor were very complimentary of our students’ work ethic, attitude and manners. Our students definitely served God’s Kingdom well and loved loud. Personally, I am so thankful for the opportunity to have ministered alongside them in such a way.
We also hosted our own See You At The Pole event here on campus and were blessed to have four of our local youth pastors join us. After a time of worship and a brief message on the importance and power of prayer, they lead our students in various areas of prayer over missionaries and persecuted churches around the world, our nation and government, our local communities, and then our school, students and families. We can’t overemphasize the necessity of prayer to our students and we’re so thankful for opportunities like this when we can lock hearts together while interceding for others and for each other.
God is so good and we are excited about the wonderful things He is doing in our midst! We are eagerly anticipating our next steps with Jesus as we strive to love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength and then love our neighbor as ourselves.