“Having attended PCA all the way from Kindergarten to Grade 12, I was blessed to be nurtured in a godly environment, fostered to grow in my faith and understand the truth of the gospel. Teachers demonstrated what it means it to “take up the cross daily” (Luke 9:23), by instilling truth in their academic lessons, and taking time to support students as if we were their own family – a hallmark of true Christian community. Students were a valued part of this community as we were given voices in our learning, and as partners in planning events, chapel, retreats, social justice/outreach, and even adhoc prayer meetings. My eyes were opened to the opportunity for missions and evangelism, at home or abroad, through our annual Missions Conference and organized missions trips. PCA prepared me with a heart for missions. After graduation, I was able to participate and organize mission trips to East Asia but also challenged me to be a local missionary wherever I was placed. Not only has PCA prepared me for success in my academics at Queen’s and UofT, and in my career, I believe that it has given me the foundation to live as “salt and light” in our ever-changing world.
– Melody L., ’02”