Mount Airy Christian Academy students successfully transitioned from wearing a T-shirt that said “ONE” on the front and “that the world may know” on the back, to making those words a reality. Go Beyond was a week set aside to do just that and the students responded – and responded well! The week opened with Chapels on Tuesday and Wednesday which focused on this theme. Pastor Tim Webster took the students through ten steps of why we need to share the Gospel message. He gave the students five reasons why we should be motivated to share on Tuesday and on Wednesday he presented them with five practical tips on how to share the Gospel. These challenges should help the students on any given day, not just during a week-long school project.
The Drama Club presented a skit each morning to tie it all together and they were spectacular. Both these skits were taped and can be viewed online. Tuesday’s skit, The Guy with the Cardboard Christ, is about 20 minutes long and can be viewed at : The Guy with the Cardboard Christ. Wednesday’s skit, Assignment: Witness, is about 14 minutes long and can be viewed at: Assignment: Witness.
In spite of the two hour delayed start on Thursday, MACA was still able to take part in the meal packing program. What a day that was! I trust that your MACA student told you all about the experience they had working as teams in assembly lines. How exciting to know that the MACA students themselves raised $3638.00 to cover the cost of 10,000 meals! The actual packing event seemed to be quite a hit with everyone involved. Students were divided into two groups with elementary, middle, and high school students in each group. Group A worked for one hour and packed 5,000 meals and then Group B was able to do the same. The gong sounded each time they packaged 1,000 meals and the kids cheered! Before each group left, the groups prayed for the meals and the people who will receive them. The meals will be sent to 36 different countries in Africa, Asia, South America and Europe. MACA’s meal packing program was featured in an article in the Carroll County Times and can be read at this link: Mount Airy students pack 10,000 meals for the hungry
Friday’s community service projects were postponed due to impending inclement weather. They have been rescheduled for Friday, April 1. We look forward to continuing to work as ONE and go beyond!