Recently, 30 students from the King’s Academy traveled to Puerto Rico on a mission trip. The team partnered with the Robinson School, 110-year-old private school in San Juan.
One TKA student, junior Tatiana Gonzalez, shared that her grandfather had been a student at Robinson School. Students had the opportunity to serve by painting and cleaning at Iglesia Metodista Barrio Obrero in Santurce, as well as making cupcakes for little children in the area. Some students also worked in Bill’s Kitchen, packing hundreds of meals for AIDS patients, while others worked in a hospital. The group was grateful to be able to attend a youth service at Calvary Baptist Church in San Juan.
Students were able to enjoy the beauty of Puerto Rico on this trip as well. A nighttime 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. The group also explored Old San Juan and savored the delicious Puerto Rican food.
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 that community.”
The King’s Academy is a nationally recognized private Christian school serving approximately 1,200 students from preschool through 12th grade accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Christian Schools International, and the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. The King’s Academy serves students across Palm Beach and Hendry counties at its main campus at Belvedere Road and Sansbury’s Way and its Clewiston campus on Caribbean Avenue. More information about TKA is available online at www.tka.net.
Above: TKA students during an afternoon trip to the beach after serving the community.