Kimbrough Hall Weekend ’13
“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.” Residents of Kimbrough Hall (young ladies’ Residence Hall) showcased their talents, gifts, and virtuous qualities as they celebrated Kimbrough Hall Weekend (Dec 6 – 8, 2013).The weekend programs and activities were facilitated by the Ladies of Virtue and their deans under the leadership of the head dean, A. Pearlita Jones.
The Friday night vesper service featured songs, poems, and liturgical dances from various individuals, groups, and classifications. Dr. Gina Brown (one of the VP’s at Loma Linda University) gave the awesome challenge of “Not Going Back” on the commitment to our Christian walk and duties during the Sabbath Service. Ms. Cynthia Poole, first resident of Kimbrough Hall, member of the class of ’63, and former principal of the Academy, was the special honoree for the weekend.
Forty-one young ladies gave a tangible demonstration of the text “I was in prison and you visited me, naked and you clothed me, hungry and you fed me” as they visited the Pottstown Recovery and Education Center in Pottstown, PA.
Each of these young ladies voluntarily gave their Saturday night “supper sack” along with a gift bag, containing winter scarfs and hats, to the participants of the Center while sharing the message of Christ through songs. Moved by the generosity and love of the students, Kenneth Peterson, director of the Center, repeatedly told the students “you touched many hearts today.” One of the residents at the center, who was also visibly moved by the acts of kindness, told the principal that this was “the best day of the week for him.”
The weekend was capped off with a festive celebration at the Christmas Dinner where students were greeted by seasonal music played on steel pans by students from the Lewis/Stevenson family. The newly formed Physical Education class AIM, (Art In Motion) under the direction of Ms. Shayla Little, was the featured group.
The banquet was followed by a surprise display of the gymnastic artistry of the Jaball African Acrobats, a male performance group originally from Kenya, Africa. The celebration ended with the Ladies of Virtue sharing a special gift with each resident of Handy Hall (young men’s Residence Hall), along with a special gift for the dormitory to the tune of “on the 12 days of Christmas.”