Thank you all so much for all of your prayers over our Missions Week…God did a tremendous work both locally and in Nicaragua!!! Also, a huge THANK YOU goes out to everyone who gave financially for the purchase of school supplies for children in the resettlement community of Ciudad de Belen, Nicaragua. Your giving made a HUGE difference!
HERE’S WHAT TOOK PLACE IN OUR LOWER SCHOOL CHAPEL THIS WEEK…
For the month of March, David Joiner is speaking on the topic of “Five Lies that We Tell Ourselves.”
- Week One’s theme was the lie, “I am the center of the universe.”
- On Week Two, we focused on the lie, “I deserve to be happy.”
- This past week, we pondered the lie, “I deserve to have choices.”
We looked at Deuteronomy 30:15, 19-20 in which God compared and contrasted the blessings that accompany choosing good and the calamity that comes from making wrong choices. Pastor David reminded the students that Adam and Eve’s poor choice to disobey God’s direct command led to their death and ushered sin and death into the world for all mankind.
Also, we began receiving our missions offering this week.
The initial total for this first week was $197.94…great job, let’s keep it up!!!
As you are in your homes, eating around the table, or in the car together, consider discussing the following questions with your students to help open up the opportunity to have spiritual-minded conversations with your Lower School student(s)…
- Why do you think God gives us choices?
- What are some things that we should about before making a choice?
- Why is choosing “God’s way” always the best way?
HERE’S WHAT TOOK PLACE IN OUR MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL CHAPEL THIS WEEK…
After celebrating the scholarship signings of Grant Roland (Grand View University) and Dalton Meeler (Piedmont College) and recognizing our Men’s and Women’s Varsity Basketball Teams as being the first ever PACS basketball teams to win the Region Championship on the same night against the same school, we focused on everything God did through our seniors last week during the Missions Week.
In speaking to the Local Missions projects (Atlanta Mission Thrift Store, The Potter’s House, and The Sparrow’s Nest) from the previous week, Trey Felt talked about the level of need that exists in our own backyard as well as the importance of just being available to be used by God.
Our panel of four Seniors (Emma Taylor, Emily Weaver, Jackson Cleveland, and Daniel Parrish) who were on our Mission Team to Nicaragua shared their own personal testimonies of how they surrendered their lives to Christ, summarized the Mission Trip in their own words, talked about how each of them personally experienced the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives throughout the Mission Trip, and encouraged all middle and high school students to make participating in the Senior Mission Trip a priority when the opportunity presents itself to them.
As you are in your homes, eating around the table, or in the car together, consider discussing the following questions with your students to help open up the opportunity to have spiritual-minded conversations with your middle and high school students . . .
- How would you define “missions”?
- What are some needs that God has made you aware of…and what are some ways that you can think of to meet those needs?
- What is the ultimate point of missions/meeting needs…what do people need most?
- What does “being dependent on the Holy Spirit” mean to you?