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IPEKA International Students Invite Other Children to Dufan

As part of the Junior High House Program, on Monday, March 11th, Year 7 and Year 8 students from IPEKA International Christian School invited Junior High students from SMP Kristen Gracia in Tangerang and Rumah-rumah Singgah in Bekasi and Bantar Gebang along for a trip to Dunia Fantasi (DuFan) at Ancol.

Our goal is to teach a holistic, Christian based education; therefore we try to provide students with real-life situations in which they can express what they have learned in classes. The trip to DuFan allowed IPEKA International students a chance to put into action the words of 1 John 4:7, which says, “Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God.”

Students were able to love one another by sharing what they have been given as well as (and more importantly) by spending a day creating relationships with other students their age with whom they may have normally not been able to meet.

It was a hot, cloudless day, but there were always students with smiles on their faces―especially on the faces of our guests from SMP Kristen Gracia and Mahanaim. For many of those students, this was their first time at DuFan!

As the saying goes, “All good things must come to an end,” our fun-filled day also had to end. With smiling (and sweaty) faces, we said our good-byes and boarded our busses.

A couple hours later, we heard from the teachers from SMP Kristen Gracia and Mahanaim, who told us that their students couldn’t stop talking about the whole day. They were astounded not only that there was a school in Jakarta that cared about them enough to invite them on such a fun trip, but that the students from that school (IPEKA International students) could be so kind and loving.

We aren’t perfect, but at least for one day we were able to love other people with the love that God has shown us, just as 1 John 4:7 states.

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