We are spirits, living in a body, possessing a soul (mind, will, emotions) seems to be God’s theme for this quarter. Our souls manipulate and struggle to avoid submitting to our spirits. But when our spirits win that battle and our souls submit, we discover the life and peace that we were made for as we focus more on Our Creator and less on our circumstances…and our faith slowly grows deeper.
As high school administrators surrounded by 177 amazing adolescents, we witness that struggle not only in ourselves, but also in our students daily…hourly. What a triumph to see the living, active Sword penetrate to divide soul and spirit, judging the thoughts and attitudes of the heart, and result in wise decisions that thwart the schemes of the enemy!
We’ve had a very busy couple of months celebrating Father’s Day and Mother’s Day, raising funds for community social work on Color Day, burning energy on National Sports Day, all while engaging in active learning in classes . The results of our 2015 national exams demonstrated that our students scored well above national average in all but two of 24 core objective subcomponents. God’s favor clearly rests on IER and will equip us to raise our scores in those weak areas.
We are so grateful to have had the Woetzels come to teach classes and selflessly serve for 6 weeks, as well as others who came to invest in IER–Providence Christian Academy, the Yaegers, Buddy, and Alex. We’re continually thankful for the Knights who are serving with us this year. We’re so blessed to have a front-row seat in seeing God sharpen minds and strengthen spirits through IER. Thank you for your faithfulness and dedication to all of us at IER.