Tuesday: Louis Dooley shared his testimony. Growing up in East St. Louis, he endured much hurt in school and at home. This led to a lucrative drug dealing "business" even before graduating from high school. At age 19 he was sentenced to life in prison for attempted murder and armed robbery. Soon after going to prison, he committed his life to Jesus Christ. Louis earnestly sought to grow deeper in his faith. To his astonishment, the parole board let him out of prison after 15 years. Louis gave a stirring call to be committed to Jesus and to live for Jesus.
Thursday: We enjoyed the yearly black history chapel. Malik led off with a rap that he wrote–great performance! Tyra read a moving poem by Langston Hughes. Montanna created a PowerPoint of great quotes from African Americans that was shown while Kairra played the piano. Kendra and Arianna led singing with others. Anita & Mark read from Deuteronomy & Galatians. Fabian was our emcee.
Middle School Chapel
Mr. Ridder's homeroom led chapel. The theme was wisdom. After Taylor and Grace helped with the singing, Bible passages were read and the students performed skits. Mr. Ridder tied it all up at the end, encouraging students to listen to wise people and follow godly wisdom. We also watched a video that you might like to see: Keith & Kristyn Getty, The Perfect Wisdom of Our God.
Tuesday: Chapel Band lead worship; Thursday: Matt Pechanio