Book Spawns RVAS Prayer Warriors

As Rogue Valley Adventist School (RVAS) seventh and eigth graders progressed through their worship book, Prayer Warriors by Celeste Walker, last fall, their prayer time increased. Soon prayer time was infringing on the class time for the next class, so the students asked if a time could be set for prayers.

Their teacher, Michelle Wachter, volunteered to meet with the students during study hall once a week for their newly formed prayer group. About 20 students regularly attend the prayer group each Monday morning.

The first week of school this year, the students began asking to get the prayer group organized. The pastors in the area have been invited to set aside some time on Mondays at 11 a.m. to pray that God will continue to bless and protect RVAS. Kayla Haugen, 10th-grade student, is leading a student Bible study immediately following the prayer group.

Since the prayer group was formed, the students at RVAS have more tolerance and compassion for each other, and Wachter has noticed a more reverent and mature approach to prayer.

February 01, 2004 / Oregon Conference