Revisiting our Favorites
It’s difficult to pick favorites stories from this year, but whether it’s Kindergarten children playing in the forest or five students deciding to start their own farm or a dedicated nurse playing the violin for patients, we thought you’d enjoy these as much as we did when we first broadcast them.
From S5:E13 — Pine Hills Forest Kindergarten
For Pine Hills Adventist Academy in beautiful Northern California, childhood is valued as a treasured, respected period of time that is not to be rushed, but embraced and peacefully nurtured through inquisitive, play-based learning. Don’t you love this Forest Kindergarten? I would have loved being immersed in nature like this as a child—and for 5-year-olds at Pine Hills, this is a way of life! Students in the Forest Kindergarten program are given a wide range of opportunities and activities to develop a balanced and holistic education. To do this, the Forest Kindergarten routine includes a blend of mental, physical, spiritual, and social activities to develop a balanced education and life! You know it’s been a good day in Forest Kindergarten when your once-white socks are now brown, there is mud or paint on your pants, and your pocket contains a treasure from nature. Learn more about Pine Hills Adventist Academy via the links below!
From S5:E26 — Lodi Academy Students Start “Five Teen Farms”
Students from Lodi Academy were recently featured in Good Day Sacramento for a garden project called Five Teens Farm which they started to raise money for their upcoming church and class trips. Thanks to their garden, these five teens were able to pay for their sophomore year biology tour to the Mendocino Coast. This year, the students are raising money for their East Coast history tour by growing zucchini, beets, several varieties of tomatoes, and Armenian cucumbers. Their operation also includes making homemade pickles—and they even use reclaimed wood to make decorative signs, yard art, and games. Watch the great video feature from Good Day Sacramento via the link below.
From S5:E14 — Adventist Health Bakersfield Nurse Plays Violin for Patients
Christian Pozo, a nurse from Adventist Health Bakersfield, has been helping patients in multiple ways. Christian has been playing music for patients with coronavirus on a violin that was given to him years ago by his grandfather. He plays to raise the spirits of those inside the hospital, and on March 19, he played for those outside the hospital. “Abide with Me,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”—beautiful reminders of a God who cares and abides with us, in sickness and in health.
Living Scripture—Student Leaders in Action
Last weekend, 183 student leaders from our academies all over the Pacific Union gathered at Camp Cedar Falls in the San Bernardino Mountains—to learn, pray, sing, team build, fellowship, and have fun. These students are our future leaders—a living example of learning to Love, Serve, and Lead.
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“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”
– Romans 12:1