While most students may have been sleeping in and savoring their last day of winter break before returning to school, the incredible student leaders from Helena Middle School’s First Priority campus club were up bright and early! The opportunity to come to school and serve during the teacher work day is a highlight of the school year for these students, and they planned for weeks to make sure it went off without a hitch. With Chick-fil-A biscuits and hand written cards in tow, they showed up ready to serve and love on the teachers and staff as they came back to work in preparation for the second semester.
The students were then given a few moments to personally share with the group of educators as they were eating. Some told of the profound impact that having a campus club at their school has on their generation; another student offered a heartfelt prayer over the teachers. The club’s faithful campus coach, Pastor Matt, read several thank you cards from students who attend First Priority there each week. While the messages of sincere gratitude were abundant, there were some that revealed a much deeper impact these amazing educators have. One student shared how last year was incredibly difficult and that they “wouldn’t be here” if it weren’t for them.
Heroes can take on many forms. Most of the time, the title of “hero” is given to someone who has either saved a life or risked their own life for others. For that reason, we consider these teachers heroes. We also believe the student leaders are heroes as they stand on John 3:16 believing that their peers would have eternal life.
We thank God for the faculty at Helena Middle School and the difference they’re making. Perhaps one of the most wonderful things is that this is just ONE story! There are campus clubs like this all throughout our area with student leaders boldly sharing the Gospel and teachers having a profound impact. Pray with us for the schools that don’t yet have clubs, and that we would be able to take the hope of Christ to every student.