Ultimate Working Mission trip
During summer vacation, junior Ian Johnson took part in a mission trip to the Dominican Republic - here is his overview of the trip.
This summer, I was a part of Marantha’s mission trip for high schoolers, called Ultimate Workout. The trip was to the Dominican Republic from July 3 to July 13. Each participant flew into the country’s capitol Santo Domingo and was then taken by private bus to Barahona, the city where we would be working. With over 300 people staying at a school in the city, this was one of the largest groups that Maranatha had ever had on an Ultimate Workout.
From this compound, groups would leave during the day for whatever project they were on. We had two groups building churches, one building a new school, another repainting the school, a group building grow boxes to help locals produce their own food, a medical team divided into two groups, and a VBS and a visitation group.
In Praise of Adventist Education
The following article entitled 5 QUESTIONS FOR LARRY BLACKMER was originally printed in the Columbia Union Visitor. Larry Blackmer is the current vice president of education for the North American Division.
It was Larry Blackmer, who pitched the idea for The Blueprint: The Story of Adventist Education, Martin Doblmeier’s third documentary about Adventist education. In an online interview, Celeste Ryan Blyden asked him why he did so, why he still believes our schools are worth attending, who his favorite teacher was and what he’s praying about right now.
Celeste Ryan Blyden: Why are you excited about Martin Doblmeier’s latest film about Adventist Education? Why did you want that story told?
Blackmer: We spend a great deal of time talking to ourselves, sharing the good things about Adventist Education and doing an autopsy on things we don’t like. But seldom do we get the opportunity to share our story with the general public in the kind of format The Blueprint offers. Martin Doblemeier is a master storyteller, and I knew that if he spent time in our schools, with our teachers and students that he would share a compelling story, which he has!
Fundraisers. LOTS of Fundraisers!
Never let it be said that Midland didn't provide enough fundraisers so that at least one of them should attract your interest! Plastic bags, car washes, Chieftan apples, boxtops for Education, you name it. To make it easier on your eyes, here's a link to our fundraiser page. Take a look, and give to our heart's content.
Sport Fees and Volunteering
If you are a parent of an athlete at Midland, please remember to sign the MAA Athletic Department contract, pay the sport fees, and register for volunteering. For those parents choosing to volunteer, the fees are $25 for high school and $15 for middle school per athlete. If you would rather not sign up to volunteer, you will be asked to pay the full amount of $200 per high school athlete and $150 per middle school athlete.
Mrs. Fairchild keeps the volunteer sign up book at her desk in the main office. See you at the games!
Women's Bible Study
Join other moms at a weekly Bible study at MAA. We study, talk, and share with each other. All moms are welcome (even if you don’t have a student at MAA). We meet Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. in the MAA chapel, and our first meeting will be September 24. Workbooks for this Beth Moore study on James are $20. Tracy Kreiter happily provides child care.
This is an MAA Home & School event--call Christina Svoboda at (913) 909-3606 with questions and to reserve a workbook. Open to everyone, so bring your friends!
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