Last week, Campion Academy virtually welcomed Pastor Janos Kovacs-Biro, who connected with the students from his home in England for Week of Prayer. The Romanian-born pastor taught students about strengthening their spiritual life and went deeper into the story of Abraham and his son Issac.
The meetings were held daily at the Campion Church. Senior, Francisco Cortez stated, “I was impressed with the stories that the speaker told us and I feel like he was speaking to us from the bottom of his heart, teaching us about God through Abraham and Isaac.”
The week helped students refocus their attention on Jesus amidst the unpredictability of the current world.
Each night, staff members shared their personal testimonies, showing how they grew and connected with God. Speakers included: Kent Kast, Teresa Johansen, Valerie Allen, and Jillian Harlow. Kast stated, “Sharing one’s own testimony is more impactful than sharing other people’s stories.”
Many would agree with this after witnessing how powerful each of the teachers' stories were. Blessing Simamora stated, “I felt closer to Jesus while I listened to the staff members speak. It helped me to understand how God has impacted each of their lives and can help me in my own life. I appreciated the time the speakers took out of their busy schedules to help us grow closer to God.”
The week ended with vespers deluxe, where after the main program, many students gathered to sing and enjoy snacks. Senior, Samantha Hodges stated, “The afterglow for this Vespers Deluxe was by far one of the most special nights this year. Singing in the chapel and listening to everyone praise God brought back so many happy memories of years past when we didn’t have to worry about COVID. During the evening, I was able to connect with a lot of people and it was a really good conclusion to our Week of Prayer.”
Brooke Eitel, senior, guest contributor