TUESDAY: Rick Persenaire came to speak on how God led him, a simple carpenter, to help orphans in Uganda. He told students to remember that God can use them, just the way they are. Students were challenged to seek God's direction for their lives and to boldly serve God in this world. God will provide the strength, talents and resources they need.
THURSDAY: I briefly gave some background to the prophet Hosea. Then we watched four of the six parts of the modern retelling of the story of Hosea on YouTube. After the videos, I reinforced that we live for God because he first loved us. We follow Jesus in the context of love and grace, not condemnation or to feel better about ourselves. We ended chapel with a time of silent prayer, in order to reflect on the message.
MIDDLE SCHOOL: Mrs. Sytsma's homeroom led us in a chapel focused on the positive qualities of friendship. Students helped to lead singing, read Scripture, share devotional thoughts and perform a skit.
High School: Corey McNamara and the chapel band
Middle School: Mr. Peterson's homeroom