It’s 6:32. All is quiet at Weimar Academy; for dinner has just come to a close. Students pull out their laptops and notebooks in their respective dorms and prepare to conquer the steadily growing hills of homework. The scene just described is not extraordinary; it’s the usual post-mealtime routine that all are accustomed to. And yet, in only a couple more days the typical coniferous forests will be exchanged for the vastly different, semi-arid desert landscape of Nevada on the way to our final destination of San Antonio, Texas. What initiates such a change? What makes students decide to leave behind everything familiar, ride on a tightly packed bus for hours, and finally serve others all day despite heat, hunger and lagging energy?
Perhaps the best answer to such questions is revealed in Luke 6:38. “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” We, the students of Weimar Academy, are richly blessed. It only makes sense to return those blessings with others who may not have experienced them before. Traveling to San Antonio for this year’s Pathways to Health will allow each of us to serve others like Christ did. We are so excited to see God at work! As we continue our planning, please pray for us! We need God’s wisdom and guidance in all our planning. Here are some things to keep in prayer:
- For unity to flourish in our school
- The Lewis family, who oversees the entire Pathways to Health Program
- For each of us to be spiritually prepared so we can share with others
- For lives to be changed on mission trip (both in the people we serve and in our own lives)
-Vanessa Newman, Junior