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SCA Record-Breaking Senior Class Serves in Colorado

SCA Seniors Daniel Clarke and Kassi Ginther comfort a boy they met at the Sports Camp they hosted while serving at Tha Myx.

SCA Seniors Daniel Clarke and Kassi Ginther comfort a boy they met at the Sports Camp they hosted while serving at Tha Myx.

SCA’s second group of Seniors prepared to leave Lee’s Summit to reach inner-city children and families in Denver, Colorado by hosting a Vacation Bible School.

SCA’s second group of Seniors prepared to leave Lee’s Summit to reach inner-city children and families in Denver, Colorado by hosting a Vacation Bible School.

(Lee’s Summit) – For thirteen years, the Senior class at Summit Christian Academy (SCA) has set aside one week of their Senior year to leave the comforts of Lee’s Summit in order to serve others. This year, the record-breaking class of 85 students split up to most effectively reach children and families in the inner city of Denver, Colorado. Half of SCA’s Senior class participated in the trip in July, and the other half in August.

The trip’s theme was “be intentional” and while the groups didn’t physically construct any buildings or do manual labor, they learned that often times, Christ’s love can most effectively be shared through personal connections- hugs, laughter, and time.

“I imagined that to serve people, I would need to build a house or assist homeless people in a soup kitchen. But throughout the trip, God kept telling me not to serve but to love. Showing people you love and care makes an impact on them,” said Senior Daniel Clarke.

Both groups worked at a church plant in Denver called “Tha MYX International,” an urban church plant with the vision to reach the unreached in their city for Jesus by engaging their community socially, economically, and spiritually. The first group of Seniors organized and led Sports Camps for the community children, including football, basketball, soccer, dance/cheer, volleyball, and tae-kwon-do. The second group of Seniors organized and ran a Vacation Bible School program for the community children.

“It was so fun to watch everyone interact so passionately with the kids at our Sports Camp,” shared Senior Abigail Woodall. “We would spend the entire day holding kids who just wanted to be held and loved… we had no idea what they were going home to. This trip taught us more than we could have learned in a classroom about turning our hearts from focusing on ourselves and on to focusing on others.”

“The senior mission trips were an outstanding opportunity for me to see the hearts of our seniors for God, for each other and for strangers,” shared SCA Secondary Principal Joe Hesman. “They served the kids and community, worshipped God and grew closer together.  I heard several of their conversations with each other and they have a desire to truly know God and want to know what His plan is for them!”

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