The extended spring break and social distancing due to COVID-19 didn’t stop Milka from connecting with her friends and uplifting them spiritually. Milka, a junior at Campion Academy, spent an entire Sabbath morning last March calling some of her closest friends to pray for each one.

“My family has been going through a rough time,” she explained. “I woke up Saturday morning thinking that as much as I’m going through a rough situation, I know that my friends have situations that need prayer too.” She took the time to listen to her friends share their requests before praying with them. “My friends have been praying for me, and I thought it was time for me to pray for them as well,” she explained.

One of the friends she called, Melody, shared, “I was just sitting in my kitchen eating and I got a call, and Milka asked me if she could pray for me. I’ve never had that happen to me before. It meant a lot to know that someone actually cared enough to call just to pray. The fact that she still called even though she’s going through a lot showed she cares about me and my situation. It was admirable, and it made me want to reach out to others to pray for them too.”

Milka strongly believes in the power of prayer. “There are situations we go through that we can’t do anything about except pray, but prayer means a lot,” she said. “I knew God had used me in a special way, even though I may not ever fully realize how my prayers will impact my friends.”

Jill Harlow coordinates ELL at Campion Academy.