Alyssa Masis, RCS c/o 2022
Submitted by Alyssa Kiefer in Home Page Stories, RCS Stories, Students on October 16, 2019
Words Into Actions
One of the RCS goals to #CelebrateRCS for our 50th anniversary is to connect with current RCS students and see what God has been doing in their lives and what they believe God is calling them toward their future. Dr. Hearne recently interviewed current RCS student, Alyssa Masis, class of 2022.
This month’s theme verse is Ephesians 4:1-3, “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Dr. Hearne asked Alyssa to share what these verses mean to her.
Alyssa shared, “I think this verse means that the way you act and carry yourself should ultimately be pleasing to the Lord. If we call ourselves Christians, we need to act in a way that reflects the character of Christ. It is so important not to just talk about being a Christian, but actually put your actions into words and make a difference in your life.
What grade are you in and how long have you been at RCS?
I am currently in 10th grade and I have been attending RCS since 3rd grade.
List the gifts God has given you and explain how you have used them.
With the gifts that God has given me, I have been able to play varsity softball for RCS. God has also given me a heart for missions, and with that gift, I have been blessed enough to go to the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua to spread His gospel. Traveling around Latin America has really opened up my eyes to how blessed I am that my family and I live in America.
Describe your favorite part about school outside of the classroom.
My favorite part of school outside of the classroom is the activities that Redwood Christian provides the students such as spirit week, the fantastic weeks, and spiritual emphasis week. These are my favorite weeks when the whole student body is able to come together to have fun.
Share your favorite RCS memory?
My favorite RCS memory is the 8th grade Historical Studies Tour. It was an amazing opportunity to see the beginnings of America and I’m so glad that I was fortunate enough to go.
What impact has the RCS faculty had on you?
The faculty have made a big impact on me. All the teachers want the students at RCS to strive to do their best and they do all that they can to help us achieve that.
How would you describe RCS to someone who doesn’t know anything about the school?
Along with the solid education, I would describe RCS as a place where you can really feel a sense of community. There’s always someone to talk to and there is always something to get involved in.
What do you plan to do after high school?
After high school, I plan to attend university and graduate with a bachelor’s degree in either Psychology or Criminal Justice. After I finish my bachelor’s degree, I would love to go to law school or further my education by working on a master’s degree. I am ready for whatever God has in store for my life!