We have been blessed to spend this week of prayer with Pastor Blaine Fults. Pastor Fults’ friendly style and meaningful content have been blessed with power from the Holy Spirit. In addition to morning and evening meetings, Pastor Fults has spent time in Bible classrooms with students answering questions and talking around the tables at meals. Please pray for us this weekend as he brings his messages to a close. Pray that God will work conviction and transformation in our hearts.
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Last Sabbath, the Wisconsin Academy Choralaires and Handbells had the privilege of spending the day with the Green Bay SDA Church.
Sabbath morning, the students led Sabbath School at and shared a program of beautiful music under the leadership of Mr. and Mrs. Rasmussen with Mrs. White accompanying. The church members provided a delicious potluck lunch afterward.
On Sabbath, February 24, the Choralaires and Bells will be visiting churches in the Sheboygan area. We invite you to come and worship with us.
Almost every evening since the beginning of January, the students who plan to serve in the Philippines this Spring Break have been praying. They gather each evening in Mr. Dunder’s office. After sharing questions and expectations, Mr. Dunder shares an appropriate devotional thought from the Spirit of Prophecy. The students then all share prayer requests and agree to prayer for those requests. A majority of the time is spent in small prayer groups of two or three as we lift up our needs and our joys before God’s throne. Recently, we’ve been praying especially for funding for the church structure we plan to build. A large amount of money is still needed, but we press forward in faith, trusting God to provide in His time. Mr. Dunder closes the prayer time and we all return to work and study. I have been deeply blessed by this time of prayer and expect to see God doing amazing things through these students as they go out in His name.
We invite you to join us in prayer each evening about 7:30 wherever you are. Pray for the people who are studying the Bible now, that they will be prepared to make decisions for Jesus during the evangelistic series while we are there. Pray for us that God will prepare us completely to serve Him, not only during the project, but that He will use it to prepare us beyond this project for whatever else He has in store. Pray also that funds will arrive to enable us to build a church for the believers in the village of Bonongan who desperately need a place to worship with thier expanding congregation.
If you are interested in helping financially, please visit our GoFundMe page here. Both your prayers and financial support are greatly valued. Thank you.
Last Friday evening, students and staff enjoyed a series of vespers experiences in the Ad Building. In rotating groups, students spent time singing together, eating light snacks, listening to mission stories, praying, and playing a Bible knowledge game.
Enjoy the pictures on Facebook here.
Last Sabbath, the Wisconsin Academy Choralaires and Handbells had the privilege of spending the day with the Watertown and Oxford churches.
Sabbath morning, the students led Sabbath School at Oxford and shared a program of beautiful music under the leadership of Mr. and Mrs. Rasmussen with Mrs. White accompanying. The church members provided a delicious potluck lunch afterward.
In the afternoon, the students shared the same music program with the members of the Oxford church and enjoyed a wonderful potluck supper there as well.
This week, the Choralaires and Bells will be visiting the Green Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church. We invite you to come and worship with us if you are in the area.
Enjoy photos of the tour on Facebook here.
The students of Mr. Tyler Cantrell’s video editing class are happy to share one of their projects – “The Greatest Want of the World.” It can be viewed on Facebook here.
The text of the video is taken from page 57 of the book Education by Ellen G. White:
“The greatest want of the world is the want of men—men who will not be bought or sold, men who in their inmost souls are true and honest, men who do not fear to call sin by its right name, men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole, men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall.
“But such a character is not the result of accident; it is not due to special favors or endowments of Providence. A noble character is the result of self-discipline, of the subjection of the lower to the higher nature—the surrender of self for the service of love to God and man.”
Thank you, video editing class, for sharing with us!
Last weekend, Michael Carducci and Danielle Harrison of “Coming Out Ministries” shared how they found redemption, victory, healing, and freedom from homosexuality during our Weekend of Spiritual Emphasis which began Thursday evening.
Through personal testimony, video presentations, biblical preaching, and discussion, they explored how anyone can find freedom and healing in Jesus Christ. Although several of the presentations centered on the issue of homsexuality, others spoke more broadly to finding victory over every sin and developing a solid growing relationship with Jesus. Michael and Danielle also spoke during Bible class periods and answered anonymous questions during a Sabbath afternoon session.
We were greatly blessed to have Michael and Danielle with us. For more information about Coming Out Ministries, visit their website here.
On Sunday evening, we were blessed with a surprise visit from Kent and Leonda George, who were traveling through the area and made time to share some stories with us.
Kent and Leonda George have been planting Adventist churches in the Palawano tribe in the mountains of Palawan, Philippines since 1995. Kent provides the necessary administrative and support necessary to supporting a large team. Leonda oversees the medical clinic and related branch-clinic, which provides the community with much-needed care. She also oversees the four mission schools, training of native teachers and continuing to develop curriculum.
We were very blessed to hear stories directly from the front lines of mission in Palawan and we pray that many students will take up the call to serve God and spread the gospel message.
On Friday, students in Junior Bible experienced enjoyed unleavened bread, bitter herbs, grape juice, and a variety of 1st century Jewish foods in a rough simulation of Passover, as Jesus and His disciples might have experienced it (minus the roasted lamb).
Students in Junior Bible have been learning about the Sanctuary services and we are now discussing the types found in the Biblical feasts. Although Seventh-day Adventists do not observe the feasts, there is much we can learn about God’s plan of salvation from the instructions for the feasts in the Bible – particularly the autumn feasts.
“The subject of the sanctuary and the investigative judgment should be clearly understood by the people of God. All need a knowledge for themselves of the position and work of their great High Priest. Otherwise it will be impossible for them to exercise the faith which is essential at this time or to occupy the position which God designs them to fill.” GC 488
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.