Archive for the ‘Service’ Category

Students Make Blanket for Elderly Friend

Each Friday, small groups of students meet with faculty for “Faculty Family” time. The students in Dan and Janine Show’s faculty family group decided recently to make blankets for people who needed them. Fernando said that he had an elderly friend at church who could use a lap blanket, and so the project started.

Each Friday, the group of five students measured, cut, and tied a small lap blanket under the direction of Janine Show. Over Thanksgiving break, Fernando will be delivering the blanket to his friend.

“It was fun, because we did it together,” said senior Ana Carreño, “and in the end, the results were great. We’re doing something for someone. And Mrs. Show told us we’re going to keep doing things for people.”

This is one of the many ways Wisconsin Academy is training students to be “Fit to Serve.

 

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WAY Team Leads Worship at Marshfield SDA Church

On Sabbath morning, students in the WAY (Wisconsin Academy Youth) team had the privilege of sharing a worship service with the members of the Marshfield and Bethel Seventh-day Adventist churches. Students led out in every aspect of the service. Laura (a junior), Josue (also a junior), and Ana (a senior) preached short sermonettes on thankfulness. Other students shared special music, called for offering, shared the children’s story, etc.

After the service, we enjoyed a delicious potlock with the the Marshfield and Bethel church members. The trip was especially fun because it snowed while we were there. One of our freshmen was excited because it was his first time seeing snow in real life!

WAY Teams exist to give students experience in sharing the love of Jesus in churches across Wisconsin. This is one way Wisconsin Academy is training students to be “Fit to Serve.

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Excitement Builds for Philippines Mission Project

Although Spring Break is months away, students are actively working toward raising funds and getting documents for our mission project to the Philippines. During our two weeks in the community of Bonongan on the island of Culion, we will build a church, conduct a medical clinic, hold evangelistic meetings, and work with the children. The Seventh-day Adventist congregation there (pictured above) is eagerly awaiting a solid church structure that will meet their needs.

In preparation for the project, each student must raise $1,800 for airfare and project expenses. We are also fundraising for the church building. If you have a student planning to participate in the project, please make sure they get a passport as soon as possible. If you would like to support this project financially, please make checks payable to Wisconsin Academy, and write International Mission Project (IMP) on the memo line. Mail your tax-deductible gift to:

Wisconsin Academy
Office of Development
N2355 Du Borg Rd
Columbus, WI 53925

The official fundraising letter is attached here. Feel free to email or make copies and distribute it as needed.

84 Lives Potentially Saved Through Fall Blood Drive

Students, staff, and community members donated 28 units of blood on Thursday, potentially saved 84 lives. Several  students donated for the first time. Students also volunteered registering donors, helping them feel comfortable, and providing snacks and water afterward. This American Red Cross blood drive was coordinated by science teacher Kelly McWilliams. A second blood drive is scheduled for this coming spring. Thanks to all the students and other personnel whose dedication made this drive a success and helped save many lives.

Students Reach Out on Service Day

This past Sunday, students made an impact on their community by helping with five separate projects under the leadership of outreach coordinator David Kabanje. Two groups of students removed litter from just over 2 miles of highway 16, including the segment adopted by the Wisconsin Academy Student Association. Another group of students raked leaves, picked up black walnuts, and mowed the lawn for a community family. Students also helped out at the Lighthouse Thrift Store relocating bookshelves, sorting donations, and hauling junk wood to the burn pile. Students helped clean homes for several elderly families as well as trimming weeds, removing brush, and cleaning stalls for a horse therapy ranch.

Wisconsin Academy is committed to training students for service. This is based on the belief that true education “prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come.” (Ed 13)

WAY Team Visits Monroe SDA Church

On Sabbath morning, students in the WAY (Wisconsin Academy Youth) team had the privilege of sharing a worship service with the members of the Monroe Seventh-day Adventist Church. Students led out in nearly every aspect of the service. J.P., a freshman, and Perla, a Junior, shared short sermonettes focusing on the power of God to transform our lives. We enjoyed a delicious potlock with the Monroe church family and spent  some time at the Hamman’s home before heading north once again. With the WAY-team, we are privileged to be able to worship with Adventists across the state. Thank you, again, Monroe!

Students Deliver Food to Elderly

Last Friday afternoon, around 20 students under the leadership of outreach coordinator David Kabanje delivered meals to elderly people in the Madison area.

This outreach was in cooperation with Meals on Wheels, a service that provides nutritious midday meals and a safety checkeup for residents of Madison, Middleton, Monona, and Sun Prairie.

Wisconsin Academy is committed to training students for service. This is based on the belief that true education “prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come.” (Ed 13)

View more pictures of the project on Facebook.