Whether a student at St. John Lutheran School or Seward Middle School, our Junior High Youth (including 5th & 6th grade) had the opportunity to attend a presentation called “Rachel’s Challenge.” If you are unfamiliar with this program, is was named after Rachel Joy Scott, the first student killed in the Columbine High School massacre. While not specifically a religious presentation, the faith of Rachel’s family came through as the children were challenged to:
- Look for the best in others
- Treat others the way you want to be treated
- Choose positive influences
- Speak words of kindness
- Forgive yourself and others
Our prayer is that the Holy Spirit at work in your lives may produce these “fruits of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22-23) in your daily thoughts, words and actions. Rachel Joy Scott was convinced that doing so would create a “chain reaction” of JOY and positivity in the lives of those around you. Christ, His love and forgiveness, does indeed break down all barriers. Join in on Rachel’s Challenge! Let’s be motivated and empowered by Christ’s loving and saving work for us!