Spring Student-led Week of Prayer Challenges CCA Students
Cascade Christian Academy (CCA) in Wenatchee, Wash., held their annual student-led week of prayer during the week of April 22–26, 2019. Both junior high volunteer speakers and high school class chaplains chose their perspective themes, which were “In the Eye of the Storm” for grades six through eight and “Connecting with God” for grades nine through 12.
Each speaker chose an aspect of the theme and presented stories or ideas about how God is always there to help and ways to develop a closer relationship with Him. The students enjoyed hearing their peers share what was on their hearts, as well as share some of their favorite songs to enhance their messages.
At the end of the week, the middle school students met together with Stephanie Gates, Cascade Christian Academy principal, for a pizza lunch, games, and reflection and prayer session. The high school closed their week with a spiritual retreat with their teachers at nearby Lake Wenatchee for some worship and outdoor fun.
The elementary students also enjoyed week of prayer with their teachers and guest speaker, Diana Hernandez, who is currently serving as the middle school teacher’s aide. “Mrs. H,” as she is fondly referred to, retired three years ago from CCA but came back to lend her expertise to the middle school students. Their theme was on perseverance. Hernandez related stories of Bible heroes who exhibited perseverance in their lives. Many hands working together provided a wonderful week of prayer for CCA students that will surely be remembered.