On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, First Baptist Christian School honored our local First Responders in a special chapel service. Mrs. Lisa Brooks, whose son is also a police officer in another community, coordinated and hosted the program.
The Digital Media class prepared a video presentation with interviews of students who have a family member that is a first responder. Jayden Davis, 7th grader, read a poem entitled “Heroes” and 5th grader, Makenzie Johnson with 6th graders Shelbi Varnado, Marcelle Holley, Kayleigh Lasley and Maya Okoro shared parts in the poem “I Thank God”.
Captain AJ Wrublewski, of the Slidell Fire Dept., spoke to all in attendance. He thanked the students for honoring all the first responders present and expressed appreciation for all the goodies and gifts that they receive throughout the year, but he had one important thing that he asked for everyone to do for them. This one thing that had three parts. He asked that the students, when they see or hear a police car, fire truck or ambulance, to pray three different things for them.
The first thing he asked the students and adults to do was to pray for safety for the law enforcement officers, fire protection personnel and EMT’s. The next thing he asked them to pray for is the families of these first responders. He reminded us how difficult their job could be for the spouses, children and parents of these heroes. Lastly, he asked that we pray for their souls. That all those in service would have and strengthen their relationship with Jesus in their work and home lives.
After the program, the officers, firemen and EMT’s were invited to the gym for cake. Any student that had a parent present joined them also.
FBCS appreciates all the men and women who daily serve and protect us. We are grateful to those who were able to join us but know there were many who could not because they were out serving. Thank you for your dedication and service.