"I learned that God is AWESOME!"
FLAG Week 2010 started with praise and worship on Monday, ended the same way on Friday, and every day in between we focused on ways to worship God. This was the third annual FLAG (Forever Learning about God) Week at Hope School, a week dedicated to learning more about God, which is held early in our school year to set a firm foundation for the remainder of the year.
Guest speaker Jason Coppani spoke each morning with high school students about the many different ways they can worship God. His talks touched on creation, how to share the gifts that God has given us, individual worship, and worshipping God together with friends.
One morning focused on ways to share our testimonies and the on the final day high school students could choose from a range of worship activities, from poetry, quiet reflection, and journaling, to drama, dance, art and many more.
“I hope I can use all I have learned in the future,” one student commented at the end of the week. Another said, “Thank you Lord for such a challenging time.”
Bob and Pam Toan spent each afternoon during FLAG week with the primary school students, taking them from the creation of Narnia through a journey of discovery about the wonder of God and ways we can worship Him. Each day our younger students had the opportunity to get their hands busy and dirty, making crowns, writing messages on love hearts, creating a large cross collage, and stamping their handprints on a big outline representing God’s hand.
On Friday our primary students sang and stomped, jumped and clapped in worship to God along with special guest musician Johnny Burns from Australia, a joyous celebration of God to end our FLAG Week.
FLAG Week was a time of fun and learning for our students. As one student shared, “I learned that God is awesome!” Many of the artworks created during FLAG week will be on display in the Hall (next to the Office) for several weeks, and parents are invited to come and see the creativity of our students.