Did you know that WCS focuses on building a character trait every month? Students learn the importance of these character traits by watching their teachers model them in the classroom, through scripture study and memorization, chapel teaching, hands-on opportunities and daily practice. September’s character trait was encouragement.
WCS kicked off the month with a Super Saturday mission project that cultivated encouragement for those who are in need. Students, staff, and families worked together to create over 1500 bags of school supplies for school children in Guatemala.
Later in the month, we were encouraged in chapel when a few of our teachers shared their stories about how they made their personal decisions to follow Jesus. As a result of their sharing several of our students made a first time decision to follow Jesus by asking Him to be their Savior! What an awesome privilege it is for us to be a part of God’s work.
Just the other day, a teacher told me that her class asked if they could stop and pray for another class who was having a rough time. And then after the prayer, the students began to brainstorm ways to encourage students in the other class. I have heard that cards and homemade cookies might be on the way to a classroom just down the hall.
Students were nominated to be encouragement character trait recipients and were recognized by their peers for being known as the classroom encouragers. What a blessing this group of students is to the body of Warsaw Christian School. Encouragement has taken root in the hearts of our students and continues to grow among us. We cannot help but to feel encouraged and blessed to be a part of this amazing body of believers!
Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Philippians 2:1-2