The senior class at Summit Christian Academy departed from Lee’s Summit the morning of Aug. 8 for their annual senior mission trip, where they served in Moore, Okla. helping with tornado relief efforts.
“This is practice,” said Wayne Stam, a member of the faculty at SCA who also founded and directs SPLAT, a Christian organization that focuses on challenging 13 to 18-year-olds through mission trips. “The point is to encourage students to be servant leaders, putting their own desires aside. Students will be challenged to move outside of their comfort zones and experience life outside the norm. They will learn to look for everyday opportunities to serve others.”
Stam coordinated the senior mission trip to Oklahoma where they spent five days working to clear debris and recover salvageable belongings of those affected by the tornado last May in Oklahoma.
Like the SPLAT trips, this trip will not only help students work side by side in ministry, but will also establish a bond between them.
“The students will have the opportunity to work as a team and will learn to rely on each other,” said Secondary Principal Emir A. Esparza. “This will prove to be important as they embark upon their senior year.”