CAA Students Hold Week of Prayer for AGA
After weeks of preparation and prayer, 11 students from Columbia Adventist Academy in Battle Ground, Wash., arrived in Palmer, Alaska, on Oct. 18 to present a week of prayer program for the students of Amazing Grace Academy (AGA). The Columbia students split into three groups to speak to each of the different AGA grade levels.
Kennedy Allen, Derek Edmister and Stephanie Thomas spoke to kindergarten through fourth grade. Jonathan Kinsman, Mitchell Powers, Joshua Ermshar and Kyle Lewis spoke to fifth through eighth grade.
The high school students got to hear Shelby Pine, Nick Jokela, Joe Reed and Alec Scalf. Every day, when the students finished their morning week of prayer program, the Columbia students went into each classroom to pray with the students and to help the teachers.
"The students of AGA seemed to enjoy being with all of us, and we love to be with them too," says Allen. "Prayer was a big part of the whole experience; every day we try to go to each of the classrooms to pray with the students. Our goal was to reach out to these kids and teach them more about God. Every day we would strive to have a good connection with every one of the students.”
In coming to Amazing Grace Academy, the Columbia students seem to have come closer to God by sharing their own love for Him. They felt blessed to have the opportunity to make connections with students, teachers and other church members. This trip changed them and brought them closer to God.
Kennedy Allen and Stephanie Thomas, Columbia Adventist Academy students