Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Ajeltake Christian Academy Moving up!
Here are some shots from the school this morning. On Monday we start the 2009-2010 school year. We are so excited about another year to teach children in the natural and about the things of God. Two weeks prior to starting we received some great news from the ministry of education. Every year all of the school in the Marshall Islands are tested for academic excellence. Last year we were number two in all of the Marshall Islands. Praise the Lord! Actually we were tied for number one but because the other school was larger and tested more students they were given number one. It is okay though. That test compares us to all public an private schools here. Remember we took over this school two and one half years ago. At that time they were unrated now we are moving up. Shawn and I thank God for our Spirit filled staff who give their all as unto the Lord! We thank God for their faithfulness and dedication.
We have been through many things in the last couple of years with the school. Termites, finances, bus breakdowns and other things that come with running a school. In all of that we saw the hand of the Lord on what we were doing. Young lives being changed into something totally different. Now we are beginning to see fruit in many ways. Because of our new testing scores this qualifies us for assistance from the government. Praise the Lord! God is so good. We give all of the glory to God for all that He has done and continues to do with the school.
There is one other person who certainly has been faithful and that is principal Shawn. Many of you know Shawn's testimony and what the Lord has done in her life. Her love for teaching has moved into something special. I remember her teaching in Kid Zone at Winter Haven Worship Center and watching her love for teaching grow. When we came to the Marshalls we were not even thinking about a school but look what the Lord has done. He is so faithful and gives us the desires of our heart. Shawn loves to teach and now she is a teacher/principal. Praise the Lord! God is soooooo good. We give Him all of the glory and all of the praise for what He is doing here in the Marshalls. Be blessed and run with the vision God has put in your heart!
Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Travis, Stephen and Richard.....