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The King's Academy

Serving In Pacific Northwest
April 1, 2023
Community: Seattle
Staff: Justin Jones, Morgan Shepherd, Grace Stoebner, Jacob Kauranen


by Grace Stoebner | April 1, 2023 6:10 PM

King’s Academy has arrived in Seattle.  We are settling into our new home for the week; a Christian camp in southern Seattle.  

Seattle welcomed us with rain and some snow but that didn’t dampen our excitement. We are looking forward to the service and work projects for the next week.   


A Beautiful Morning

by Grace Stoebner | April 2, 2023 2:44 PM

We had the most amazing morning attending Bread of Life International Fellowship and Real Life Church.  

We met the most wonderful people from all across the globe, and were so blessed to be able worship with them.  

A Beautiful Morning

Pointing To Pike Place

by Jacob Kauranen | April 3, 2023 1:19 AM

After our church services at Real Life Church and Bread of Life, we had lunch as a team at Round Table Pizza and then headed to downtown Seattle for the afternoon. The group was able to spend a couple of hours exploring Pike Place and local shops. 

Pointing To Pike Place

Sticky Situation

by Jacob Kauranen | April 3, 2023 1:24 AM

Here is a small section of the wall of gum. Some of our team was able to make fine additions to this monstrosity.
Sticky Situation

Testimony Time

by Jacob Kauranen | April 3, 2023 1:29 AM

Pastor Sam from Bread of Life church was able to share his testimony with us on Sunday evening. It was an absolute blessing to hear from him, ask him questions, and pray for him. We are excited to partner and work with him and his church in the upcoming days. 
Testimony Time

Songs of Worship

by Jacob Kauranen | April 3, 2023 1:34 AM

Some student-led worship during our team meeting before we share about our days at church and Pike Place.
Songs of Worship

Getting Dirty

by Grace Stoebner | April 3, 2023 11:49 AM

Today we are working at several different homes in the community.  We are doing everything from yard work and painting to moving old appliances. 

This group is doing yard work for a young family who just moved to the area and don’t have time between jobs and a baby.

Getting Dirty

Prepare Through Prayer

by Jacob Kauranen | April 3, 2023 4:31 PM

Before we split up to go to the five different houses that we were serving at for the day, we gathered to pray. We wanted God to work in and through us, and be a blessing in the local community. We can only do that by remaining focused on Him, so we started the day with prayer. 

Prepare Through Prayer

Fresh Soil

by Jacob Kauranen | April 3, 2023 4:41 PM

At one of the houses, we removed all the weeds, plants, and dead leaves to make room for new fresh flowers. The team did an excellent job weeding and leveling the dirt so it was ready for planting. 

It was planted in a good soil by great waters, that it might bring forth branches, and that it might bear fruit, that it might be a goodly vine.

Ezekiel 17:8

Fresh Soil

Let’s Go

by Grace Stoebner | April 4, 2023 11:53 AM

This morning we are split all across Seattle. 
One group is at Union Gospel Mission helping sort clothes.  

It is amazing to see how much is donated but it all has to get sorted and the 3 warehouse workers have a hard time keeping up.

We are so happy to come along side them to give them support. 
Let’s Go


by Grace Stoebner | April 4, 2023 6:51 PM

This afternoon we worked with We Heart Seattle with cleaning up a lot in the downtown area that has been used as a camp for the last 2 years.

We Heart Seattle has been providing garage services for the people staying here for 2 years.

The community was so exited to see all the clean up happening, and we were so humbled to see some people’s living situations and speak to them about their lives.

We ended up removing 30,000 lbs of garbage.


Lavender Everywhere

by Morgan Shepherd | April 5, 2023 1:07 AM

One group this morning went back to the same house as yesterday to continue working. We did a second coat of paint in Ms Barbara’s garage and did the first coat in the bathroom. She was so excited and we are thankful to be able to bless her in this way!

Lavender Everywhere

It’s Coming Together

by Morgan Shepherd | April 5, 2023 1:11 AM

We also have been doing some yard work at Ms Barbara’s. We got some more white stones to help create her vision for the side of her yard.

It’s Coming Together

We Needed Bigger Plates

by Morgan Shepherd | April 5, 2023 1:15 AM

We were so blessed tonight by some church members cooking a meal for us! They made us traditional food from their home country, Zimbabwe. We were all so excited to try everything and so grateful for the delicious meal. 

After dinner, we also got to listen to Pastor Steve share his testimony, which was very moving and inspiring.
We Needed Bigger Plates


by Grace Stoebner | April 5, 2023 9:18 PM

We had a great Wednesday.  We were all over the place today some at local homes, a dirt bike ministry, and RealLife Church.  We worked hard and decided to finish the night off with worship at RealLife. 

A perfect end to a perfect day.


Coconut Moment

by Jacob Kauranen | April 6, 2023 11:17 AM

On Tuesday night our group enjoyed our team meeting around the campfire with worship, hot chocolate, and s'mores. Our hearts were full of what we accomplished through our service, and our bellies were full of tasty goodness.

For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.

Deuteronomy 4:24

Coconut Moment

Friday Fun Day

by Grace Stoebner | April 6, 2023 5:18 PM

It is our last day in Seattle so of course we had to go back to Pikes Place one more time this morning.  

It is rainy today but that didn’t dampen our excitement to ride the ferry across the bay.  Once we arrive on the other side it is a beautiful hour drive back to camp through the pine forests that Seattle is so famous for.

But of course what is a boat ride without a titanic recreation. 

Friday Fun Day

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