In this week’s episode of All God’s People:
—BBC Documents Life of Students at Calexico Mission School—
Twin sisters Ana Fernanda and Ana Luisa, students at Calexico Mission School (CMS), were recently interviewed by BBC about their experience crossing an international border every day to attend school. The interview is part of a BBC series called “Crossing Divides.” The twins get up at 4 am and leaving for school at 5:30 am to get from their Mexicali home to CMS on time. They are Juniors in academy and have been making this trek every day since they were four years old. Calexico Mission School is a K-12th grade, Seventh-day Adventist academy, with an 80-year tradition of providing academic excellence and service in a caring, Christian environment. Blessings to the students and faculty of this wonderful school owned and operated by the Southeastern California Conference!
Watch the BBC segment: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-latin-america-51505183/crossing-the-border-to-go-to-school-in-the-us
Learn more about the school: http://calexicomissionschool.com/
—Fox 40 Features Pine Hills Adventist Academy’s Latest Musical—
Pine Hills Academy’s production of Mary Poppins recently landed them on a popular local television show earlier this month. The cast and two teachers appeared on the show inviting the public to the performances and talking about the Academy. Congratulations to Pine Hills Adventist Academy on another successful musical production!
Watch the interview: https://fox40.com/studio-40/pine-hills-adventist-academy/
Learn more about Pine Hills Adventist Academy: https://www.phaaonline.com/
—Safety Sabbath 2020—
All churches throughout North America are encouraged to hold an annual safety drill during Safety Sabbath®. The official date for Safety Sabbath® is March 28—just 3 weeks away. There’s still time to register and download resources at SafetySabbath.com. Adventist Risk Management has put a lot of time and effort into the resources you’ll find there. Active shooter and missing child drills; Earthquake, Fire, and Tornado drills are just some of the valuable, downloadable resources. Make sure your local church is ready to participate in this important annual event.
Learn more: https://adventistrisk.org/en-us/safety-resources/safety-sabbath
—Women’s Day of Prayer, March 7—
Tomorrow, Sabbath, March 7, is Women’s Day of Prayer, with the theme of “Virtuous Living in an Un-virtuous World.” The special day provides an opportunity for women to learn about each other and pray for one another. It’s a time to reunite with God and one another to strengthen spiritual bonds. Prayers for women everywhere create a spiritual network of empathy and understanding. Although the essential purpose of the day is for prayer, the day can also provide women with an opportunity to strengthen their ties with other Christian women as they pray together. Links to resources in English and Spanish below:
Learn more: https://www.nadadventist.org/events/womens-day-prayer-1
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In Ephesians 6:18, Paul reminds us to “…pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” We all pray for our families and friends, but during this special Day of Prayer let’s spend time praying for those we don’t know – government leaders, church leaders in our fields, the homeless, widows, suffering children everywhere, those being persecuted for their faith, the lonely, the abused… And know there is tremendous power in prayer.