Story & Photo By: Jolene White, Asst. Communication Director (Mt. James SDA Church)
Published | May 5th, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013- On Sabbath April 27, 2013, Mt. James Seventh Day Adventist Church celebrated its Education Day, dubbed 'Education Now and For Eternity'. Students, teachers and parents of the church's Everest Basic School were in attendance to celebrate this special day of educating our lives for the Lord's coming.
A special award was given to church member, Audrey Mason for her contribution to the church's basic school over the years. "It was a surprise! It's not the first time I'm being awarded in this fashion but I never expected this one.
Education is very important and some people would love to send their children to Adventist Schools but cannot afford it, so I try to help as much as I can. I like to give, secretly, as I don't like the spotlight. If there is a need at the school, I would ask the principal if she would welcome my help to provide it. This is one of the ways I give back, to help members of my church and community," Sis. Mason.
The students from Everest Basic School, all decked out in their school uniform, prepared a special for the church, which was well received. All students were encouraged to wear their school uniforms in celebration of the special day.
The sermon pointed out that, "As individuals, as families, as a church, we have a divine commission regarding young people. Scripture reminds us, train up a child in the way he should go" (Sis. V. Berry). She also maintained that "Secular education is man-centered; Christian education is God-centered. Secular education is informative; Christian education is formative; it holds that while knowledge is important, there is something more vital, and that is character." In closing, Sis Berry stated that, "Authentic Seventh-day Adventist education is distinctive.
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