June 30, 2020
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:6-7
Hawaii News Now Covers
Hawaiian Mission Academy’s
Hawaii News Now recently covered Hawaiian Mission Academy’s 2020 graduation ceremony. “It exceeded my expectations for what we would have because of the coronavirus,” a graduating senior told reporters during the ceremony. “I’m definitely grateful for what we’re having right now.” HMA’s socially distant outdoor ceremony allowed seniors to safely receive their diplomas and experience a much anticipated day.
Find the Hawaii News Now segment on HMA’s Facebook page:
Monterey Bay Academy
Hosts Virtual Graduation
When it was determined that they could not gather for a live ceremony, Monterey Bay Academy (MBA) made the most of the technology available and hosted a virtual graduation on YouTube and made their commencement program available online. “Without notice or preparation, your year was changed and now for the first time in our MBA history the Class of 2020’s experience is completely different,” Principal Jeff Deming shared with graduates. “However, you all have adapted to the unexpected changes and have rallied together to rise above the situation.”
Watch MBA’s virtual graduation ceremony:
Fresno Adventist Academy
Fresno Adventist Academy carefully planned and hosted a socially distant outdoor graduation ceremony on their school campus in early June. Graduation weekend also included a virtual baccalaureate program which the school shared on social media. The school also found ways to celebrate their Kindergarten and eighth-grade graduating classes.
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All God’s People
All God’s People is a weekly short video series highlighting the people and ministries of the Pacific Union Conference. The program features fast and easy-to-digest news and inspiration from the diverse congregations of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah, where people are doing exciting things to further the Gospel.
Western Prayer Circle
Today, join us in praying once again for our young people. Pray that their experiences through this pandemic would strengthen them. Ask God to give them hope and faith in Him.
P.S. Did You Know?
Benjamin Franklin once said, “Energy and persistence conquer all things.”