Secondary Students Serve in Puerto Rico

Puerto-Rico-4Last week, fifteen secondary students from The King’s Academy returned from a four-day mission trip to Puerto Rico. The trip was led by TKA Spanish teachers, Fatima and Robert Silva, who say they enjoy taking students on trips like this because it “exposes them to parts of the world that are foreign to them and immerses them in another culture and language. It is also wonderful to be able to give back and serve the community there.”

The team partnered with Robinson High School, a 110 year old private school in San Juan. Students had the opportunity to serve by painting and cleaning the auditorium at Iglesia Metodista Barrio Obrero in Santurce. They also spent a day ministering to the children at a small elementary school called Iglesia Metodista Emanuel. They played and sang songs to the children and provided the school with more than $300 worth of school supplies.

After serving, the students spent their final day enjoying the beauty of Puerto Rico. A kayaking trip in a lagoon with luminescent algae was beautiful! They also enjoyed a 5-hour forest hike that included investigating caves and zip lining. Of course, the group explored Old San Juan and savored the delicious Puerto Rican food.