Renovándonos para Transformar al Mundo: Renewing Ourselves So We Can Change the World
This is our theme for 2014. This has changed our worship focus in chapel, how we serve others, and how we relate to each other.
NEW FOCUS IN CHAPEL – For years chapel has been a time for students to practice their preaching. This year chapel has been designed to be the spiritual high point of the day. Therefore, prayer, reflective Bible readings, praising God, and short, five-minute messages dominate chapel. The students spontaneously share how God worked through the events of their weekend church assignment. One shared how he studied with a man who was then baptized; another told how he was compelled to serve a seven-year-old who has cerebral palsy.
NEW KIND OF OUTING – At the beginning of each year the student body, faculty, Baxter and clinic staff go on a school outing. Usually we go to a park where we have a cookout and play games. This year the setting was changed to Jovenes en Camino, a Christian boys’ home. There we worked digging ditches, cleaning the homes, and putting up bulletin boards. This served as an example of what we hope will be a year of service.
NEW FRESHMAN CLASS – We have 18 new students from seven different countries. Unique this year is the presence of a single student from Belize and four students from Honduras. We have a lawyer from El Salvador, an engineer and doctor from the Dominican Republic, and a teacher from Guatemala.