Missions as Emmanuel
Emmanuel Christian School takes pride in its missions program. The missions program is a young program at Emmanuel. The school has participated in many missions in the Wiregrass area for years, but we have recently formed a missions group that takes the gospel into a dark world. The missions that the school is involved with throughout the school year are with the Wiregrass Hope Group, the Salvation Army, the Columbia Baptist Association, Letters to Soldiers, and World Vision Children’s Fund. In 2007, a group was formed for ninth through twelfth-grade students called Six Steps. The purpose of this group is to go out and spread the gospel in and outside of the United States.
The first trip was in October 2007 to New York City, NY. The school sent two teachers and a group of high school students to the city of New York to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through generous donations from families in the school and local businesses, we were able to transport and distribute 2,000 Bibles and tracts to the people of New York. This gave the students an opportunity to put their faith in action. The students were excited before they left and even more so when they came back, just waiting for their next opportunity to go. The group has taken international trips to Scotland and Belize and is looking forward to more international trips in the future. The group is also planning to continue the Operation Christmas Child campaign that was started at the school in 2008. We are just watching God do great things through our students.
Since our first trip to NYC, we have had the opportunity to minister to people in Dothan, Atlanta, Orlando, Scotland, and Belize. It is our mission to experience missions at home and abroad.