The event featured Christian rap artist Ivan Nacianceno, creator of Christ Like Music and Ministries out of Madisonville, Texas. Ivan shares his faith through captivating lyrics matched with undeniably catchy beats that youth, family members, and staff all enjoyed. Ivan pairs his musical gift with the inspirational message of his life story, which is easily relatable to our students.
Giddings State School staff Heather Brock (Family Liaison) and Thomas Merchant (Chaplain) did an incredible job of providing this opportunity to youth and their loved ones. The event was broken into two sessions to accommodate the overwhelming response from families. Youth were able to sit and worship with their parents, siblings, and other family members and some youth led prayers and devotionals during the service. Students whose families were unable to attend were provided the opportunity to attend themselves.
The response from both students and their families was exceptionally moving and evidenced the important impact these programs can and do have on the lives we strive to change.
“The kids have responded in great numbers,” said Chaplain Merchant. “We will have to do group class and then baptism for all those that have responded.”
Students and staff alike are looking forward to the next worship event and other exciting happenings on campus.