Tag archive

Jennifer Pinkett-Smith

Wesleyan’s Mission Trip Team Serves in South Africa

in Features by

The Wesleyan Mission Trip team has been serving in South Africa for years and each year the trip impacts even more people than before. This year’s team, led by Mr. Lisson, Dr. Pinkett-Smith, Mrs. Hemken, Mr. Russell and Ms. Stephenson, traveled from Atlanta to Johannesburg for a two week trip filled with service.

When they arrived in Johannesburg, they stayed at an organization called Impact Africa, which provides ministry and creates jobs for local South Africans. From the start, they knew their trip was going to be extremely beneficial both for them and the people they were serving.

The many activities and worship sessions kept the team busy for the whole trip. While in Johannesburg, the team walked through townships, shared the gospel with people, played with different groups of preschool children and run two days of Vacation Bible School. Many students’ favorite moments came from their time at VBS. Junior Sydney Stirling said, “Doing VBS for the community was definitely a high point from my trip, and I will never forget the joy I brought to them.” Lisson said, “I think the highlight for me was a worship night we had on Wednesday night. It was the first moment I realized just how far we had come in the few days we had been together.”

Keep Reading

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream Lives

in Features by
  • MLKfieldtrippic.jpg
    Wesleyan high school and middle school students take a picture while enjoying their trip and learning about Martin Luther King Jr. Jennifer Pinkett Smith.
  • mlkmarch.jpg
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marches with others in Montgomery, Alabama. NBCnews.com
  • MLKpanel.jpg
    The three panelists, Charles Alphin, Naomi King and Hank Thomas, answer questions from the interviewer and from students. Jennifer Pinkett Smith.
  • King-Tomb-MrsT.jpg
    Both Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, are buried together at the King Center. Monica Taramani.

“Free at last. Free at last. Thank God almighty, we are free at last.” These were the final words in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963.

Dr. King grew up when Jim Crow Laws and segregation were part of the daily life in the United States. He, however, was not satisfied living a life with division and inequality. Dr. King joined the Civil Rights Movement with other African Americans such as Rosa Parks, to raise awareness against discrimination and bring unity throughout the entire country.

Keep Reading

Wesleyan Community Starts Black History Dialogue

in Features by

In the United States, and now many other countries, February has been nationally recognized as Black History Month for 42 years. The month-long celebration and informative holiday expanded from Negro History Week, which took place during the second week of February, beginning in 1926.

Keep Reading

Go to Top