UCA Gets Soul Real Student Week of Prayer Challenges Students to be Real

April 01, 2011 | Sophia Rich

This year's Student Week of Prayer focused on the theme of "Soul Real" during a spiritually invigorating week at Upper Columbia Academy. Organizers hoped it would encourage students to bare their real hearts to their friends and get closer to God in a way that would last the rest of the year.

Thirteen students spoke from their hearts for the special vespers held each evening, and each had something special to say. There were dramatized monologues, songs, raps and special guests, including Seth White’s father, who miraculously recovered from a life-threatening condition. Through it all students became better acquainted with God and with each other. The theme song "At Your Feet" echoed through the tiny UCA Church.

By the time Friday night rolled around, two girls had made a very important decision. Sisi Davis, sophomore, and Lindsey Nelson, junior, were baptized Friday night and officially accepted into the UCA Church family the next morning. Twenty-two UCA students have now given their lives to Christ through baptism this year.

“It’s been an amazing week for all of us,” says Dustin Harter, UCA student. “I’m already looking forward to the next Week of Prayer.”