Christmas Carols Across Alaska

What would Christmas be without the traditional school Christmas program? Across Alaska, nervous students practiced lines and songs and prepared backdrops for their annual Christmas programs. Whether the program consisted of simple songs or complex productions with elaborate sets, it mattered little. What mattered was that each child on stage was somebody’s child, and they were loved.

So, why do we put all the energy into school programs? It’s part of a wholistic education plan for our children; a plan that prepares them for their life in a complex world where their personal knowledge of Jesus, the baby and Savior, is central to all they learn in school. School is much more than just math facts and sight words. It’s more than memory verses and spelling words. It is developing a personal relationship with Jesus and learning to tell the world about their best Friend.

February 01, 2005 / Alaska Conference