We have officially arrived at the end of a challenging, exciting, demanding, rewarding first school year as full-time administrators! With more grace than we’ve ever required before, we credit God with carrying us through while teaching us the value of depending on Him to be strong when we are weak, of walking by the Spirit, and of seeking peace-loving wisdom to live in unity with all. We are so blessed to have such an amazingly capable Christian principal who leads our wonderful teachers and students with grace and truth. We also recognize the blessing of having you upholding us, supporting us financially, prayerfully, and emotionally. We could not be here without you. Thank you for being our pillars of strength as God has been our Firm Foundation!! We had many moments to celebrate like the 10 students who earned Academic Excellence by earning 91% and above in every class, an increase in students with perfect attendance and also with honor roll, our resident chess champion, our 11th & 12th graders teaching community adults to read and write as part of a national literacy program, and the great blessings that the groups provided throughout the year.
We thank you for your prayers and ask you to continue praying for our principal Ester as she lost her mom a couple of weeks ago after a long, excruciating battle for her life, as well as for our 2013 salutatorian Aneth as she lost her dad quite suddenly on graduation day. We postponed graduation out of respect for her and her family; she and her family bravely managed to attend the once-in-a-lifetime event made more solemn by the two recent losses. We were excited to have 8 sponsors in attendance, and thank you, John, for our fantastic caps, gowns, and tassels (along with all the other senior gifts) for the special day!!
As we step back to refresh during the school holidays, we have much administrative business to accomplish this week before we return to the states for December to raise our funds and seek sponsors for next year’s entering 7th graders. We praise God that for the first time since we’ve been here, 100% of our current students are sponsored…so we only need 40 new sponsors for the incoming new students. Continue to pray for us as we continue to pray for you. And we wish for all of you a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!