Wednesday, 16 April 2014

South Africa 2014

Smithville Christian High School students who travelled to South Africa over March Break said they were overwhelmed by the love they received from the students at Theocentric Christian School.

At this week's chapel, members of the South Africa team led in worship and shared stories and photos of their experiences.

They began with singing "My Redeemer Lives" and then Shannon B. shared how much she enjoyed the unstructured life of "South Africa time." She said Smithville Christian alumnus, Devon Van Hoffen, who is currently working in South Africa, told her before she left to "expect to see God everywhere."
Shannon said it's true. She saw God throughout her experiences on the two-week trip and  "I see God here in you."

Then she quoted Isaiah 40:31, and said an eagle's wings allow it to soar above the storms of life. She quoted a pastor in South Africa who said God uses our messes to become messages, and our tests to become testimonies.

Hear Shannon, and listen as the South Africa Team leads in singing "He Reigns."

Kristen A. talked about how the team members grew closer through their experiences together.

The team led in singing "Just As I Am/Jesus Take All of Me."

Adam V. said he also saw God everywhere, and that the students felt "God had his hand on us." The team led in singing "Our God is Greater."

Hear Adam, and listen as the South Africa Team leads in singing "Our God is Greater."

Nico D. said two of the team's theme songs were "Break Dividing Walls," which spoke to them of racial integration, and "Victor's Crown," which spoke to them of the power of being Christ-followers.

The team members shared a series of photo collages, and described some of the highlights of their experiences. They also showed video highlights of their daily work at Theocentric Christian School.

Watch the South Africa Team's daily video highlights.

We continue to pray for the students and staff at Theocentric Christian School, and they are continuing to pray for us! What a joy it is to experience the unity of the Kingdom of God. Our God is, indeed, great!

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