Our first Christian schools
Trip Start Jan 01, 2010
57Trip End May 14, 2010
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This morning, we set up in St. Theresa School, a Catholic middle/elementary school. We very much enjoyed our experience there, and were refreshed to be immersed in a culture like we had not yet experienced. Prayer, of course, is spoken over the school-wide intercom--first with the teachers, and later with the students. Daily scripture reading was shared, and we, of course, played our Christian version of our video.
Kelsey and I really like our Christian version of the video. It just presents such a more complete picture of truth, you know? It's just that there's more to life than making good decisions and being nice to other people, and striving to be the best you can be, and so forth. Great messages? Yes. Worthwhile? Absolutely. But without Jesus, all that stuff still falls short. So, all that said, it was refreshing to paint a more fuller picture for the kids out there in an environment that legally permits us to do so.
This afternoon we visited Ascension Christian School, which was more in line with our non-denominational beliefs. Again, very nice people (we were offered and received so many bottles of water!) We talked with Kevin, a 21-year old maintenance staff (c'mon--he's 21--anyone in that situation would assume he's a high-schooler). He helped us set up and tear down, and just hung out and talked during our down-time.
It was also refreshing to talk with Christians and freely incorporate Christ into our conversations. We could finally let our guard down, so to speak. We didn't have to be "undercover" today, and we could talk about the fact that we're a Christian company and so forth.
We got a wonderful response from both schools, today. They were, like the other public schools in the area, set up with Camfel through the Parish, but both schools today expressed heavy interest in continuing to bring in Camfel for future years, whether the Parish starts scheduling us annually or not.
God's success in running the shows this week and a half in Louisiana may begin the process of Camfel penetrating deeper into the Southeast. Neat to be a part of it.
Well, it's time for dinner. We've had so much local Louisiana cookin' that I think we'll just head over to Chili's and have a quiet familiar dinner. :)