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#Schools That Pray: PCA Students Gather to Pray Together

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We thank God for the privilege to lift up our voices to Him, knowing that He hears us. It was a day of reverence at PCA as each and every student from kindergarten through 12th grade entered the Sanctuary for a time of prayer. We joined Christian school leaders, teachers, parents and students across the globe asking God to pour out His spirit and fill our schools, communities and nations with joy, peace and hope - full to overflowing. As PCA's lower and upper school students gathered in small groups throughout the day, we... 

Prayed for guidance and growth within each of our own families. 

Prayed for the advancement of God's kingdom through Christian education. 

Prayed for missionaries around the world proclaiming the Gospel. 

Upper School Principal, Sean Keiper, says "It is a privilege for us to participate in the National Day of Prayer together as a school. This opportunity allows us to live out our mission as we desire to seek the Lord and His plan in all things. We are passionate about joining together in prayer for God's will to be done in our lives, our school, our community, and the world."

We encourage you to ask your children about the National Day of Prayer. Let's continue to humble ourselves together as a community united -  to praise and petition the Creator of the Universe to move mountains. (Matthew 17:20)

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A Noteworthy Challenge-Helping Others

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For the last few years, trendy "challenges" have come and gone. From the Mannequin Challenge in 2017 to the Yoga Challenge today to the timeless Don't Laugh Challenge which never gets old, there's a challenge for anyone looking for something fun to do. But can there be a challenge that is about more than just having fun? Can there be one that focuses more on doing something for others than bringing attention to oneself? PCA 2nd grader, Ella Bursich, has the answer.

Although this "challenge" may not be original, it is being brought to life in a way that glorifies the Lord through serving others. While Christmas shopping in downtown Charleston, Ella and her family noticed a man outside of the restaurant they were exiting. He approached them and asked for food so the Bursich family met his request by buying him dinner and a gift card for breakfast the next morning. But the interaction didn't stop there...Ella took time to pray with the gentleman as her parents stood with her!

This was just the beginning. Ella now has the desire to help each hungry, homeless person she sees. To tackle this goal, Ella and her mom, Courtney, keep gallon-sized bags filled with healthy snacks, toiletry items, and $5 in the car to have ready to go at a moment's notice. Now, whenever the family comes across someone who's hungry and homeless, they can show that person a glimpse of Jesus by gifting them a gallon goody bag. Are you ready to join Ella in spreading the love of Jesus?

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