News from CAK
“From Dust You Came, and To Dust You Shall Return.”
Part of what makes Christian Academy of Knoxville unique is that we have students from over 140 area churches, and we are independent and non-denominational. So, we get to learn from one another.
Some Christian denominations participate in Ash Wednesday, and some do not, but all students in Mrs. Oaks Freshman Bible class got to learn about the tradition on Wednesday.
Those who wanted to participate wrote down something they wish to give up for lent in order to grow closer to God. They then burned those papers and the ashes were placed upon their foreheads in the sign of the cross.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
All students and staff who wished were also given the opportunity for the imposition of ashes today during the lunch hour. This was not required of anyone.
Over spring break, a team of nine Christian Academy of Knoxville high school students, three teachers, and one parent are going to Chiquimula, Guatemala for a mission trip. As part of the student's training, they are doing "Saturday Serve" days, where they give back to the local community.
"This is such a meaningful experience," says trip sponsor Ms. Rogers. "I actually did this Guatemala trip as my Capstone project when I was a senior here at CAK. I hope it will inspire our students for a lifetime of giving back."
In addition to "Saturday Serve," Team Guatemala has attended bi-weekly lunch trainings as well as a Spanish church service. They will also complete a team-building ropes course before they leave.
During the trip to Guatemala, our CAK students will be going to unreached, remote villages to share the Gospel and deliver food. They will do VBS (Vacation Bible School) for local schools, and will teach English at the school that the local pastors run. Additionally, they will do many projects such as helping refinish furniture and painting a basketball court for the local children.
In Chiquimula, the pastor's family is the Cordero family, and Kevin Cordero is a CAK alum class of 2018. He graduated as our first international student last year!
Thank you to Ms. Rogers for organizing this trip. If you would like to find out more about the mission trips offered to CAK students, visit our missions page.
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