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CCS Student's Poetry Makes Publication

March 31, 2016
By Covenant Christian School
Covenant is blessed with incredibly talented students and here is some exciting news on Kaylee N., a Sophomore at CCS.
Kaylee is especially gifted in writing and she was encouraged by her teacher, Mrs. Fox to send in some of her work to "Teen Ink" (a publication of accomplished teen writers).  
Her poems are featured online at Teen Ink and they are being considered for the monthly print edition.
Take a look at her poems linked below and join us in congratulating Kaylee.

A Memorable Day For Covenant Sophomore, Gabriel Smith

March 21, 2016
By Covenant Christian School

Below is an article written by our Sophomore, Gabriel Smith for "Navy Leaguer" Magazine.  We are proud of you Gabriel; your goals, your ambition, and your patriotism!

Sea Cadets Take Part in Wreath-laying Ceremony
By SA Smith, G USNSCC USS Sam Houston Division
Earlier this month, I was given the opportunity to attend a ceremony for the USS Houston, a CL/CA-30 cruiser referred to as the “Warship Houston (SSN 713).” Although I am a native Texan, I had never heard of this ship, so being invited definitely piqued my interest. I researched the USS Houston on the Internet and found the memorial site where the ceremony would be held, and then began to read about the Sailors who died during her sinking in the Sunda Strait on March 1, 1942, by the Japanese Navy. Some Sailors survived, but 700 out of 1,068 died. The survivors were then used as slave labor on the Burma Railway.
The Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway, was a 258-mile railway between Ban Pong, Thailand, and Thanbyuzayat, Burma, built by the Empire of Japan in 1943 to support its forces in the Burma campaign of World War II. The monument in downtown Houston commemorates those Sailors who served and died on this legendary ship. This was a ceremony that I just had to attend.
After deciding to go, I realized my dress blues would need to be checked to make sure they were in pristine condition for the ceremony. Throughout the week, I spent time ironing my jumper and pants to get the exact creases that should be in every Navy dress blue. Pins were adjusted, and lint rollers were used. I re-rolled my neckerchief because it had started to look loose and unkempt. The Sunday before became shoe shining day. Lastly, I checked to see if my Dixie Cup was nice and white. With everything just so and squared away, no yellow cover for all to see would do! After a last inventory of my blues, I also made sure I got a haircut just for extra measure. This ceremony was an important one.
The memorial service was held on Tuesday, Feb. 23, so an extra plus for the day was that I got to be excused from classes in order to go. As my mom and I arrived at the city park, we immediately saw an obelisk much like that of a smaller Washington Monument with a large bell on top. It was really interesting to see. We headed over to get a better look and my Executive Officer, Lt. Barlow, explained where the bell on top of the pillar had come from. It was the very same bell that had been salvaged from the wreck of the USS Houston. The actual, real-life bell recovered from the Sunda Strait! This was exciting.
After a few minutes of reading each side of the monument, I noticed a few more people in dress blues walking toward us from across the street. This is when I began to feel nervous and stoked all at the same time. I recognized the uniforms of petty officers, a retired captain, a commander and a senior chief. I was then told that this was the crew of the current USS Houston. After the sinking of the warship Houston in 1942, in 1982 another USS Houston was commissioned to take her place. Instead of being a surface ship, however, the new USS Houston was a Los Angeles-class attack submarine.
I cannot explain how thrilled I was to know that I would be seeing her crew and watching them commemorate such a historic occasion. They had with them the wreath that was to be laid on the monument, and after a few more handshakes and introductions, the ceremony began. The next thing I knew, I, and the other Sea Cadet who was there were told that we would actually be laying the wreath onto the monument ourselves! The day just kept getting better and better in my opinion. The crew formed up adjacent to the monument and we lay the wreath down. The commander said a few words and the ceremony was concluded.
As the crew and the audience begin mingling together and talking, my shipmate and I begin talking to Chief of the Boat Paul McCroy. He thanked us for coming and handed each of us a coin. The coin was about an inch in diameter and was very striking in the way it looked. The Chief then explained to us that this was a “challenge coin.” Challenge coins are normally presented by Unit Commanders in recognition of special achievement by a member of the unit … and a COB had just given us each one to keep!
My shipmate and I were also given the opportunity to speak to each member of the crew, and then to the actual Commander of the current USS Houston, Cmdr. Scott McGinnis. He talked to us about what the Navy is looking for in recruits today and what we could do now to help prepare us for the future. It was an amazing privilege to get tips from someone such as him, and to realize he had taken time to speak to young Cadets.
Leaving the memorial, it dawned on me that I had just taken part in a historical event. I had gotten to meet the last crew of the USS Houston at the same place where the first crew of the USS Houston is remembered. My fellow Cadet and I even got to lay the wreath down ourselves under the instructions of the Commander of the Houston. Three generations, so to speak, were represented that day: the men of the original warship, the crew of the current submarine and Cadets who may have a place in the Navy in a few years’ time. I am overjoyed that pictures were taken of the day, and I will keep both the challenge coin that was given to me by the COB and the challenge that I felt to serve my country well as have these men before me.
Photo courtesy of LT Barry Barlow, NSCC
From the left: USS Sam Houston Division Cadets SN Layne and SA Smith stand with Cmdr. Scott McGinnis, the CO of the USS Houston (SSN 713) at the recent wreath-laying ceremony.


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6th Graders Learn About Ancient Israel

December 14, 2015
By Covenant Christian School

Last week, the 6th graders made clay models of the tabernacle furnishings as part of their study of Ancient Israel in Heritage.  They worked with a partner to research their assigned piece of furniture and wrote out a short summary of what they found including the appearance, dimensions, purpose, location in the tabernacle, and how each piece represents Christ.  The tabernacle furnishings featured in the pictures are the Altar of Burnt Offering, the Altar of Incense, the Golden Lampstand, the Laver, and the Table of Showbread.  

Great job students!

Tags: Student News

Be An Example

December 11, 2015
By Covenant Christian School
CCS 4th graders are living this verse out. 
We are sure proud of them!

Last week in Mrs. Scheler's 4th grade class they were sharing prayer requests and one student, Hayden mentioned knowing someone who recently had their home destroyed by a fire.

Mrs. Scheler took that opportunity to mention that she might have some things to donate to the individual.  This spurred on another student, Ali who asked if they could gather items as a class to help this family in need.  Ali herself brought in books, a sweet note and bag of items to donate to this family.

Mrs. Scheler was so impressed with Ali's heart to serve and the class all agreed that they'd like to do something to help.  After further inquiries into this unfortunate event, she discovered there were children also affected by the fire that destroyed the home.  Two more students; Faith & Grace stepped up to help and brought in two bags full of items! 

Their class is joining together to bring in donations next week too.  These sweet children truly are "doers of the Word"!  They see a need and have acted on it with hearts to serve and share God's love.

Way to go 4th grade Cougars!  

You make us proud.

Sophomores Creatively Enjoying Their Assignment

December 09, 2015
By Shannon Fox

The Sophomores follow "Gene" from "A Separate Peace" in his desire to dress and feel like his friend and hero.  From Gatsby to Lucille Ball.  From Sadie Robinson to Slash.  From Tai Lopez to Captain America...we all enjoyed becoming someone else... even if for one day!

See more highlights here!

Remembering Our Veterans

November 11, 2015
By Patty Lewis

In honor of Veterans Day, second grade Covenant students were given the assignment to write about family members or friends who currently serve or who have served in the United States military. Most students have family with military backgrounds or have family currently serving in various banches of the military. 

In addition, second grade teachers Tricia Thompson and Susan Watson used Veterans Day as an opportunity to teach students about the meaning behind the holiday. Students discussed the array of jobs within the military and imagined how carrying out those duties may affect those who serve. 
They naturally began thinking about the difficulties service members face and wanted to know how they could pray for them.  Prayers for protection, bravery, courage, strength, encouragement, success, safety, and healing topped the list of requests students felt they could bring to the Lord on behalf of our military.  
The red, white, and blue paper chain flag you see in the photo was made by the students, and inside each link of the chain is written a word or prayer for our military.   
The second grade class understands that America is the home of the Free because of the Brave. We certainly enjoy countless freedoms in America - including the freedom to worship and live our lives devoted to Christ.
Thank you Veterans!  We salute you!
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What's Happening To The Junior Play?

October 29, 2015
By Shannon Fox

Santa in Sherwood Forest?

Batgirl & Supergirl are the

Sheriff of Knottingham's wife and daughter?

The Joker loves Maid Mario?

Come watch these characters transform back into the cast

of our Junior Play performing Robin Hood

on November 18th & 19th

at the Crighton Theatre in downtown Conroe.


November 18 at 12:30 p.m.
November 19 at 12:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Tickets:  $5.00 for students   $7.00 for adults
(Chaperones for matinees get in free)

Texian Heritage Festival

October 21, 2015
By Covenant Christian School

Our Secondary Art Teacher, Mrs. Peverill is the vice president of a local art league. Each year the league participates in the Texian Heritage Festival in Montgomery at the Fernwood Historical Park.  This year's event took place last Saturday, October 17th

At the Festival, the art league has a big art display and invites visitors to participate in a community painting on the history of the area. This year the title of the piece was "Steaming Through History" featuring a steam train loaded with logs and a saw mill .

It's a 4'x5' canvas:

(Mrs. Peverill will be bringing the canvas to school for the art department to complete.)
The following year the piece is then auctioned off and the proceeds go to organizations that the festival chooses. Last year her monument project in Cedar Break park was one of the recipients. Mrs. Peverill offered the opportunity to help at the Texian Heritage Festival this year to her students.  Three girls spent a good part of the day helping Mrs. Peverill with the visitors teaching them how to apply the paint to the canvas for the community painting.  They had a wonderful time.  We are proud of our Cougars & Mrs. Peverill!!

The Belt of Truth

October 14, 2015
By Karina Snider
The other day, one of my students asked if they could remove their belt as it was bothering them.  We have been studying the, “Full Armor of God” in chapel and his eyes quickly lit up.  “Mrs. Snider, Just because I take off my belt, doesn’t mean  that I’ve taken off my Belt of Truth,” the young man said with a twinkle in his eye.  “I have the Belt of Truth wrapped around my heart, so it doesn’t matter if I take off this belt.” 

“You are correct!” I assured him.  “The Belt of Truth is something that is always with you no matter what you wear.”  In that moment, I knew that the lessons were becoming more than just words on a page.  They were becoming living and active in his life.  Pre-K has such a wonderful, childlike faith and show so much of what it means to truly love God.


Tags: Student News

Kindergarten Salvations

October 08, 2015
By Patty Lewis

Last spring, seventeen kindergarten students accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior. You are most likely picturing a classroom full of students praying the prayer of salvation together, but nothing could be further from the truth.  Covenant teachers know the seriousness of the decision to follow Christ.  It is the most important decision students will ever make, so teachers want to be certain they fully understand what they are doing.

Beginning with the very first Bible lesson on the first day of the 2014-15 school year, kindergarten students began learning that everyone makes bad choices, and bad choices are called sin.  As the year progressed, teachers read Bible stories and scripture and shared the rich truths found in them.  Reading the Easter Story was perfectly timed to coincide with the Easter holiday.  Partnering Easter activities and Sunday school lessons at church with conversations and holiday preparations at home, students continued learning Easter's full meaning in the classroom.
Kindergarten teachers Anne Patterson and Wendy Hoot use multiple resources to explain the Easter Story, but making Resurrection Eggs has proven to be a favorite way to beautifully demonstrate its full meaning.  By the end of the project, both teachers were surprised at the kindergarteners’ depth of’ understanding.  Being mindful of Mark 10:14 which says, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.", Mrs. Patterson and Mrs. Hoot suspended the study of regularly scheduled Bible curriculum in favor of ABEKA’s “Salvation Stories”.  The five-day series focuses on heaven, Adam and Eve’s first sin, Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection on the third day, and who the Holy Spirit is and how He helps us grow as Christians.  At the end of the week-long study, Mrs. Patterson and Mrs. Hoot visited with students individually and found several wanted to pray and ask Jesus into their hearts.  
“You know, sometimes adults think young children are not ready to fully accept Christ,” acknowledged Mrs. Patterson, “but we forget they have far less baggage and rightly believe everything written in the Bible is true."  She went on to explain that those of us who find Christ when we are older sometimes have a more difficult time because we want to hold on to old habits and wrong thought patterns.  Our level of trust and growth are affected. If a child understands what he or she is doing, Mrs. Patterson believes we should not discourage them. Usually, a child’s level of trust runs deep, so faith is simple.  Mrs. Patterson declared, "What a fabulous way to begin a relationship with our Heavenly Father!”
Matthew 11:25 beautifully states, “At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.”  Some students prayed to ask Jesus into their hearts with Mrs. Patterson or Mrs. Hoot in the classroom, and some prayed with their parents at home.  One student accepted Christ as he prayed with his older sister in the waiting area of a hair salon. Of the seventeen students who prayed to accept Christ, five were later baptized at their churches.
God is gracious to offer salvation anywhere, anytime, and at any age.  Whether a Covenant student accepts Christ as a child, teenager, or as an adult, seeds will have been planted and truth will have been taught all along the way. When a student is ready, he or she will know beyond a shadow of a doubt the decision is real. The decision is life-changing and lifelong.  
Afterall, the decision is why we enroll our children at Covenant.

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Bonnie & Clyde

October 02, 2015
By Covenant Christian School

Have you visited Covenant's science lab recently? Just this morning, secondary science teacher Louette deJager had exciting news to share about Striped Bangaii Cardinals Bonnie and Clyde. The fish have had babies - and they are adorable!

Covenant dad Louis Zapeda has spent the last year and a half cultivating salt water tanks in the lab that also contain a few of God's awesome creations. He strategically placed Bonnie and Clyde in one of the tanks hoping they would grow to enjoy their new surroundings. For the last 30 days, it's been obvious that Clyde and Bonnie were expecting - because Clyde's mouth has been full (lately, VERY full). You see, God designed male Bangaii Cardinals to be caregivers to their offspring, and the way Clyde does his job is by keeping the eggs, hatchlings and then tiny fish inside his mouth until they are ready to live on their own. 

During class this morning, Clyde released three of the several offspring he has been protecting for the last 30 days. Some photos show Bonnie waiting patiently outside the protective bag that contains Clyde and his charges. Mrs. deJager and Mr. Zapeda expect to see more babies released as the day progresses, and everyone hopes Bonnie will give Clyde a reprieve before presenting him with more babies to care for - because poor Clyde hasn't eaten anything for the last 30 days!

Stay tuned...students have some new fish to name. Isn't God's creation awesome?!










6th Graders Get A Taste of Ecuador

September 30, 2015
By Sonya Kerr



Mrs. Kerr's 6th grade class had a culminating event after finishing the book Nate Saint: On a Wing and a Prayer.  The book is about five missionaries that were killed by the Waorani Indians when they were trying to share the gospel with them.

The 6th graders had the opportunity to experience some of the tastes from Ecuador; a sweet pudding drink called "Morocho", plantain chips, and an Ecuadorian soup.  The reactions were positive..."I could live in Ecuador, I love their food"!

The students compared and contrasted Ecuadorian foods with our foods in the U.S. on a Venn Diagram.

AP LIT Adventures

September 16, 2015
By Shannon Fox
AP Lit students begin their study of Kafka’s The Metamorphosis by building bugs:

and writing transformation poems from the statement: 
“When I woke up one morning from unsettling dreams,
I found myself changed in my bed into a”…
Slippery Lochness Monster.
Cold and moist, I feel the air for liquid:
My skin rubbery and lethargic.
I roll over my majestic belly,
And let out a shrill:
My noodle-like head hits the roof.
Images pop in my mind like wet balloons on Tuesday:
Boats, harpoons, aura borealis
Vines, cliffs, cool breezes.
My lubricated skin hinders me.
I cry salty tears of loneliness.
I am the last one.
I am the last one.
~John Taylor
John Taylor's Slippery Lochness Monster
A Blue Blue Car
I found myself in my bed transformed into a…
Blue car
Completely stuck,
No one to drive me.
Stuck at a halt
Would you turn my key?
I need direction:
My only plea.
A personal reflection,
I need somewhere to be.
Just start my engine,
Set my GPS,
Turn my wheel,
And I’ll do the rest.
~Jonathan Martin
Spirit of the Bear
I raise my head and  lift my paw.
My face brushes against my claw.
My claw runs over the fur of my head.
Underneath, I hear the crack of the bed.
Then everything’s falling after a sharp crack.
I hit the ground and think, “man that was whack.”
I roll over onto my furry side
Taking out objects along with my pride.
I stand to my feet and feel my legs and their power.
All I want to do is play with a flower.
I don’t want to claw or hurt anyone.
I just want to roll around and play in the sun.
~Ross Oheldalski




John Taylor also blesses the class with a stellar performance as Gregor Samsa,
who has been transformed into a “monstrous vermin.” 

In this scene, Gregor opens the door to his bedroom for all the world to see. 
“Gregor clamped his jaws madly on the key with all the strength he could muster. 
Depending on the progress of the key, he danced around the lock; holding himself upright only by his mouth, he clung to the key, as the situation demanded, or pressed it down again with the whole weight of his body.”


"Pray for our advanced students as I force them to wrap their minds around sophisticated language and highly metaphorical literature.  They are working to receive college credit, and it is not easy."  - Mrs. Fox

Tags: LIT, Student News

The Holocaust Museum

September 14, 2015
By Shannon Fox

Last week our 8th & 10th graders took a tour of the Holocaust Museum in Houston.  Here are some of their unique responses of what they saw:


The pearly white gravestones of those who passed
Both overwhelmed and haunted me.
The air, heavy with heartbreak,
Consumed the room like fire in an evergreen forest.
Walking was a hassle, smiling was a hassle, and
Mourning quickly became the norm – for everyone-
Pictures loomed over me and quickly disabled me to think about
Anything else.
So many lost and so many ruined
With memories of death,
Darkness and smoke.
~Abby Winnier


A Holocaust Apology

I am saddened by the treatment of the Jewish race.
I can only imagine what they went through by the
Slime and degradation and aging present in each face.
As I look in absolute horror upon the torturous
Treatment they received,
I wonder why people were so blindly deceived.
The Jews had done nothing wrong, despite all those lies.
And I can’t help but apologize for all those closed eyes.
I wish they could have been helped through those long days and dreadful nights,
But instead, they were deprived of their God-given rights.
Now, I do not pretend to know how a death should be,
But these people should have been allowed
To die with dignity.
And with that, I submit my apology.
~Katie Boudreaux
Hitler, One Man, One Goal, to conquer
The whole world and make it his.
And how?
By making the world hate.  Hate Jews,
Hate what they do. 
How to conquer the world faster?
Youth.  Make the youth yours and
They will take any order from you.
Because they do not know any better.
Make camps, make jobs…
Show them the success they crave
And tell them they can get it in one way…
Give Hitler the world.
       ~Robert Fernandez

The Concentration Camp
by Jacob Ramey
The Man & Skull
by Josh Marvel



Our Second Graders Are Given A Very Special Award

September 04, 2015
By Covenant Christian School
At chapel this past Wednesday morning, the 2014-15 first grade class was honored to receive an American flag that flag flew over the United States Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Afghanistan District Headquarters, Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan during OPERATION FREEDOM'S SENTINEL. 
The beautifully framed flag and military certificate were presented in appreciation for our first grade students sending Valentines and personal notes of encouragement to soldiers stationed at the base. 


During the 2014-15 school year, Covenant's first grade class decided they wanted to write to our American soldiers for Valentine's Day.  Barbara Bledsoe, first grade teacher, located a military contact to whom the notes would be mailed.  Prior to mailing, students and teachers prayed over the notes and Valentines asking God to protect and bless our soldiers. They were mailed to Paul Fraser, Retired Communications Specialist, who continues to work with our military living on-base with the soldiers at Bagram Airfield.  He is also Uncle Paul to one of our Covenant families.

The notes and Valentines were distributed, and the soldiers were so appreciative.  (Some of our soldiers at Bagram Airfield never receive mail!)  To show their appreciation, the flag and certificate, beautifully mounted and matted inside a frame the soldiers made themselves, were mailed to our students (and presented at chapel).
We appreciate their thoughtfulness and their selfless service!  This story just goes to show that appreciation and thoughtfulness go a long way in today's world - literally and figuratively!  Students at Covenant will continue to pray for our military both at home and abroad - especially for those stationed at Bagram Airfield.
The photo included in this post is our first graders from last year.  Also included in the photo are their teachers; Barbara Bledsoe and Tami Campbell, and Elementary Principal, Sara Cummins).  

Sophomore Study of the Holocaust

September 03, 2015
By Shannon Fox
These creative pieces came from the sophomore study of the Holocaust.  This study included reading a novel, a short story, some poetry, and watching several film clips.  For this exercise, I asked the students to respond to a ten minute clip from the movie Band of Brothers. 
As an English teacher, I continually tell my students they must have a voice in this world.  I am here to make sure their voices will be heard.  In our time, we are still experiencing holocausts of one kind and another.  Imagine my complete delight when I see writing as impactful as these samples below, and these are just a few.  Think what these kids can do for His Kingdom.
From an American Soldier’s Perspective:
I came to the gates and all I saw were the faces.  Face after face, each with a different but same story.  There were no bodies, just skin and bones- pits of burning remains of what used to be living souls.  I gave everything I had even though I just wanted to stare.  A man, no wait, an empty body with nothing but bones and skin, ran up to me and started to cry as he reached for me.  I wanted to pull away; I abstained, for if I did, he would have fallen and never gotten back up.  Something in me took over, and I hugged him, hard.  I might have crushed every bone in his body, but he did not care.  For on this day, we both saw life for the first time in a long war.  ~ Jacob Casey
The figures standing there were not human; they lost their humanity long ago.  When we opened the gates, the ghostly shades lingered.  I had thought they would run to freedom, but the worst part was they hardly moved as if the thought of moving might break their skinny arms and legs.  I walked further in and saw one figure hold what looked to be his mother…dead.  The son cried tears I will never forget.  We joined with the commander at the railroad.  He opened a car and ten dead figures dropped out.  We should have been here; they should not have suffered this way.  I went to comfort my comrade, and on my way, an old man, barely able to move, saluted me.  I saluted him saying you are safe now.  The ghost of my friend sits next to a fire, his face as pale as the prisoners. ~Bryant Dockray
I sit here, lost in this burned, black wasteland.  Surrounded by the pain and death of the innocent.  Lost and drowning in the treacherous and bone chilling sea of hate and neglect left by these monsters.  I want to help; I reach out to save those who bob and sink beside me, but I get yanked into the depths again.  I’m cold…not just my body but my soul too.  I have no fight left, yet I am surrounded by those who have fought their last.  Their pain becomes mine, overwhelming me, suffocating me…crushing me.  Yet, the broken, abandoned, and anguished still continue to survive, not live, just survive.  I sit here waiting for a signal, a flare, anything that gives me direction, any way to help.  Until then, I ride the waves lost in sorrow, staring at the flame before me but only seeing darkness.  ~Kaylee Nabors
Covenant’s English classes 8 and 10 will attend Houston Holocaust Museum next Wednesday, September 9.  Please pray for our journey through this museum; it is certain to make an emotional impact on our students.


Cougars on a Mission

August 21, 2015
By Covenant Christian School

If you know much about our school, you know what amazing students we have.  This past summer several of our CCS students took part in serving our community here and around the world.  Here are two special kids that made an impact:

Second grader, Zell Ferro was able to help at the Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Center through his church, First United Methodist Church-Conroe this past summer. Zac joined in with other kids by collecting new shoes and food and then delivering them to the center.  They also organized the food in the food pantry.  While there, Zac and his family found out that a lot of people are given peanut butter and jelly but there was a need for bread to go along with these items.  Zac saw the need and decided that he and his family should try and take bread to the center every week!  Every Thursday their goal is to take in 20 loaves of bread to help make a difference in their community.  What a big effort by a great kid that saw a simple need.  Way to go Zac.  We are proud of you and your desire to be the hands and feet of Christ in serving others!

Eleventh grader, Cheney Emberg, was able to take a missions trip with Faith Bible Church last June to the Dominican Republic. While there they loved on the people in the village through Vacation Bible School, construction work, and door-to-door evangelism. Pictured below is Cheney with her sponsor child in Cotui, Dominican Republic.  What an incredible opportunity to share the love of Christ to others around the world. We are proud of you Cheney and your heart to serve others.

Do you have a CCS student that went on a missions trip this past summer?  Tell us about it by emailing

Covenant and Unity in the Body of Christ

August 18, 2015
By Shannon Fox

Today six 2015 graduates of CCS will invade the Abilene Christian Campus.  As I was praying for these six this summer, I realized that they are from 5 different churches and denominations.  At that moment the Holy Spirit infused me with enthusiasm for what this group will accomplish on the ACU campus.  What a beautiful expression of unity in the Body of Christ-a ideal fostered in our interdenominational school.   As one of their senior Bible teachers, I have witnessed these students praying for and encouraging one another.  I have watched them minister to older people in a nursing home and observed them loving on underclassmen.  Join me in praying for all of our college freshmen as they begin great new adventures.  Praying the 2015 graduates will allow the Holy Spirit to move mightily through them, praying for boldness, and for a growing passion for God and others!

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.  I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

John 17:20-23

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