Sitka Student Claims Jesus as His Friend

"One of the things I’ll miss about the school is the learning about Christ and His doings,” Phillip Dumag said during his graduation speech. “Before I came to this school, I thought that Jesus was just Someone who people followed 'cause they have nothing better to do and it’s their way of letting go of things. But after going to this school, I now see Jesus is so much more than Someone to follow but a Savior and a Friend. I’ll never forget the things I’ve done at this school or the friends I’ve made.” Thanks to the guidance of his teacher, Cindy Patten, as well as a friendly church and his friends, Dumag, a non-Adventist Christian and the only eighth-grader at Sitka Adventist School, claims Jesus as his Friend.

July 01, 2004 / Alaska Conference