World-Changers - HOLY TRINITY
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” ­Matthew 28:19­-20


These verses spoken by Jesus are commonly referred to as the Great Commission. He commands Christians to go out into the world and share the Gospel. On September 17, eight students from Holy Trinity Classical Christian School, myself included, were blessed to meet some of the people who have dedicated their lives to fulfilling this commission.


Twelve Christian leaders from the Anglican Leadership Institute were in Beaufort to see our city and learn more about Holy Trinity. These extraordinary people hailed from around the world and lead their own churches in locations such as Ghana, Asia, Brazil, Australia and Nigeria. They represented six continents including North America.


When our guests arrived from Charleston, we met in the Parish Church of Saint Helena and had a brief worship service. We had a homily and sang songs both in English and in Swahili. During one song, the various clergy sang the phrase “My Lord is good, He is good to me” in their native languages while the rest of us echoed. It was astounding to hear how many languages were known within that one room.


After the worship service, we students from Holy Trinity began our presentations. Mary Clanton Bozard, Morgan Chumney and I recited an excerpt from the poem “Horatius at the Bridge.” Sarah and Sydney Lawrence played a duet for piano and violin by Vivaldi. Ruben Peña, Parker Smith, Elizabeth O’Neal and I read our testimonies for what having a classical, Christian education at Holy Trinity has meant to us. Then the headmaster, Reverend Lawrence, delivered his address about the school.


After concluding at the church, we all walked to Bay Street to enjoy some frozen yogurt at YoYo’s. We spoke with our visitors about their countries and they asked us more about Holy Trinity and our plans for the future. I spoke with the Rev. Canon, Dr. Andrea Mueller, and Dr. Gloria Kwashi about the languages they have learned and some of my aspirations to be a teacher.


It was an amazing experience to get to meet these leaders who minister in countries and situations that we could never fathom. They shared about their lives as spreaders of the Gospel, and my fellow students and I shared a part of our lives in telling them about our very special school. Hopefully, one day we will be able to do such good works as these leaders and use the education we are receiving from Holy Trinity to touch the world with the love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


Our student blogger, Caroline O’Neal, is in the 9th grade at HTCCS.