Kuna’s Got Talent? You bet we do! A group of students from Kuna recently participated in a talent and ministry competition, and came away with some very impressive results. “Fine Arts Festival” is a discipleship tool within the National Youth Ministries of the Assemblies of God, which helps students to discover, develop, and deploy their ministry gifts. Beginning in September each year, over 65,000 junior and senior high school students from across the nation begin preparing their entries for their District and National Fine Arts Festivals. Students may enter as many as 66 categories offered in 8 main divisions: Art, Communication, Dance, Drama, Exhibition, Instrumental, Vocal, and Writing.
Kuna Life Church recently had 13 students in 6th-12th grades participate in their District Fine Arts Festival on March 21-22 in Nampa, Idaho. Their entries included 3 Human Videos, 1 Drama, 1 Children’s Lesson, 3 Sign Language Entries, 7 Vocals, 1 Instrumental, 2 Short Sermons, 1 Percussion, 1 Short Story, 2 Photography, and 1 Graphic Design. Of all those, an impressive 15 entries received the highest rating of “Superior” which included an invitation to their National Fine Arts Festival. And if that’s not enough to impress you, 2 entries not only received a Superior rating, but also received the overall highest recognition of “Award of Merit” for their entire category! Those recipients, who all attend Kuna High School, were Lexie Johnson for her Short Sermon entry, and a Human Video group of Trevor Olson, Macy Olson, Nancy Schiffer, and Reyna Maciel-Starr. Lexie spoke about not making Excuses, and the Human Video group’s drama portrayed a message showing the relationship between Jesus and His mother, Mary.
Overall, 10 churches from Southern Idaho were involved in this District FAF, and 85 students registered a total of 134 entries. More information can be found by contacting Kuna Life Church at firstname.lastname@example.org or the national website www.faf.ag.org.