Milo Students Lead In Word and Example

April 01, 2008 | Brittany Reynolds

Sweet sounds of praise emanated from the sanctuary as students and staff gathered for Milo Academy's student-led Week of Prayer. Jaymann Henry, junior, introduced the theme "We Are His Hands" by demonstrating his juggling skills, an illustration of how we should practice God-given talents and a reminder that perfection doesn't come overnight. On Tuesday, Eric Wagner, also a junior, told about his grandfather and his love for dynamite. Wagner explained that a ditch, taking other people months to dig, would only take his grandfather a couple of hours, using dynamite.

Milo's traditional Neighbor Day took place midweek. Students look forward to helping those in the community. Whether it's an elderly home like the Manor House or somewhere raking leaves or chopping wood, students gain a huge blessing from the experience. Before going out, though, Melissa Owens, junior, told about Akiana Kramirik, a young outstanding artist. Kramirik says when she paints or draws, it is not her, but the Lord guiding her hand. On Thursday, Mikaela Campbell, senior, spoke about the influence we have on one another.

Katrina Cooksley, senior, closed the week with a slide show she produced of students helping others on Neighbor Day during the past two years. A song by Caedmon's Call, "If We Are the Body," accompanied the pictures.

The week impressed students and staff alike that Christians are called to be examples of His love in practical acts of service going far beyond mere words.