As we end our first quarter, we praise God for His faithfulness and answers to our prayers and yours. I just read a wonderful book The Circle Maker on prayer. It has inspired me to communicate bolder prayers of bigger faith, to “draw circles” around family, friends, faculty, and students to pray tenaciously for their salvation, and to pray for the future of our children, grandchildren, and students recognizing that our prayers can outlive us. May we all recognize the power of effective prayers of people seeking to live right!
In the last few weeks, we’ve celebrated our 13th anniversary as a school, Father’s Day with our parents, and a host of visitors from MN, WA, FL, and AL. Washington’s Generational Leadership team of 35 shared the miracles that God has done in their lives, and they accomplished many work projects. Our students and teachers love the new renovations, but most of all enjoyed hearing how God saves in various ways, practicing English, and making science experiments and art projects. We are so blessed to have the opportunity to meet so many amazing brothers and sisters in Christ and to have our faith boosted by hearing of God’s plans for our good and hope.
We’re so excited about our fantastic new 7th graders, who are adjusting well to IER and settling into a routine. We have all but 13 of our new 7th graders sponsored, so pray with us for 13 more sponsors. We thank you for your finances and prayers that make it possible for all of us to be here and part of sharing how God is still doing miracles, giving beauty for ashes, joy for mourning, and praise for hopelessness. God is our Fortress and Strength, and we draw circles around you and pray for you!