Pennsylvania Conference

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Story by Tamyra Horst

They came from across the Pennsylvania Conference. A van full of members left Pittsburgh before dawn and headed east. More than 40 members boarded a rented bus in the Scranton/Honesdale area and headed south. More than 2,200 people, representing 82 churches, united together in 28 communities in the southeastern region of the state for this year’s Faith for Family (F4F) D-day. Their goal? To unite together to fulfill the mission of reaching everyone, everywhere with the gospel.

Senior Annelise Jacobs starts the day off stretching as part of this school year’s morning workout.

 Story by Tamyra Horst

As the sun begins to rise, so do the students at Blue Mountain Academy (BMA)—for a 6:30 a.m. exercise class. Principal Burney Culpepper runs them through a vigorous morning workout.

When the school year began, some groaned about having to get up so early. Midway through the year, the exercise time was cancelled during FOCUS week to give students early morning quiet time. Surprisingly, students weren’t happy; they had discovered the benefits of starting their day with exercise.