LAA Celebrates Freedom with Special Chapel Program

Freedom. It’s something we all have but seldom take the time to truly appreciate. Livingstone Adventist Academy’s students did just that on Feb. 20 during their Freedom Chapel, put on by the school choir and drama club, to celebrate Black History Month and all freedom fighters.

The choir sang several spiritual songs including, “Go Down Moses," “Every time I Feel the Spirit," and “Order My Steps.” The drama club wrote and performed monologues of various activists or individuals who were oppressed by the lack of their own freedom. Characters portrayed included Rosa Parks, Anne Frank, Susan B. Anthony, Martin Luther King Jr., Jews who suffered through the Holocaust, and a woman from Afghanistan.

As dire as the circumstances of these people were, no hardship was greater than that of the last character, Jesus Christ. Jesus fought and died for undeniably the greatest freedom—the gift of eternal life. That is true freedom.

The students then shared their message outside of the school, performing at area churches throughout the month of March. “It is a true blessing to see these students understand the importance of what these famous people did in the name of freedom and, more importantly, what Jesus did for us and continues to do for us every day," said Barbara Livesay, Livingstone principal.

May 01, 2004 / Oregon Conference