Maranatha Holds a Special Chinese Chapel

Maranatha High School students attend chapel together once a week where over 750 students and staff meet to worship and hear an encouraging message. Recently, Melissa Wunderly, the school’s International Program Director, helped organize a special chapel for many of her international students. About 90 staff, faculty, and students (not all Chinese speakers) gathered during the school’s regular chapel hour for a new experience….chapel in Mandarin!

The international student worship team led most of the worship songs in English, but a rousing song in Mandarin about following in Jesus’ steps set almost every foot tapping and hands clapping. Zoe Su, a Maranatha mom, shared a message in Mandarin that had the students captivated as she spoke of God’s love and sacrifice.

Mrs. Wunderly commented, “We are thankful for the way God was with us in this special time together and for the way He touched so many hearts. We are also blessed to have so many talented and committed international students sharing their gifts and their faith with our Maranatha community.”

Maranatha High School accepts a maximum of twenty international students per grade and currently has students from China, Japan, Nigeria, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine.

Maranatha High School, 169 S. St. John Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 817-4000 or visit




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