The term has flown exceptionally fast.
Our students have achieved and made great progress in the many programs and opportunities at St Andrews this past semester.
I am continually encouraged by the dedication and commitment of our staff who help our students to grow and develop into young adults who understand their purpose and role in God’s kingdom.
Our programs at St Andrews are expanding and are a testimony of a community who understand that education is more than what happens within the four walls of a classroom. Christian education is not just informational, it is transformational!
Service - serving God by serving others - is part of our growing student leadership program. We serve in response to our relationship with God and our love for Him and others.
However, growing service and mission activities are not things to boast about or what defines us as Christians and a Christian School. What ultimately defines us is our personal relationship with the Lord and our desire to glorify Him and serve Him with the gifts, talents and resources He has given us.
“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11-13
For your information and prayer, these are a few current service/mission activities that are happening at St Andrews Christian College.
- Coins for Change
We are collecting ‘change’ to help support our mission programs (Vanuatu/Cambodia/Pakistan) at St Andrews Christian College.
- Mission trips for 2016
- Our team of students and teachers fly out to Vanuatu at the end of the month to serve and continue to build relationships with our sister school, Tata Presbyterian School in Santo.
- In December when school finishes, a team of students and teachers are going to Cambodia with Samaritan’s Purse, to participate in development aid activities.
- Project4Change (Term 3)
This is an activity being led by our Senior student leadership team, who are helping each class focus on serving a particular project.
Thank you St Andrews community for how you have blessed those in need in Fiji after the tragic cyclone in March.
The Beovich family organised a shipping container of goods to be taken to families in need and so many of you contributed generously to fill this container.
Accompanying photos exhibit the joy and thankfulness of our sisters and brothers in Fiji. Note the Fijian children in second-hand St Andrews Christian College school uniforms and old hats.
What a joy it is to belong to God’s kingdom and be involved in His ever evolving story and plans.
May you know and experience God’s blessings in amazing ways in your life.