School's out for the summer (or winter depending on which hemisphere one finds oneself in).
This past Friday we were able to attend one of our favorite Academy Events of the year - the end of the school year celebration!
Just as in years past (here are 2 links for your convenience and reading pleasure 2013, 2014 ), all the students, teachers, parents and any other crew who wanted to attend gathered in the International Lounge to celebrate the conclusion of another successful school year.
Each student was honored with a prayerfully chosen “character trait” and scripture to go along with that character trait. There was also a slideshow of photos (those bring me to tears every time!), some special class performances and beautiful words from our principal. It was such a delightful way to put a bow on the gift that this school year has been.
Emma is now officially a kindergarten student!
Colossians 3:23 is the verse that was chosen for Caroline "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters."
Caroline is very excited to be a fourth grader!
Colossians 1:10 is the verse that she chose for him: "So that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God."
It's hard to believe that Eli is entering his last year as an elementary student - Grade 5!
We are still confident that we are exactly where we are supposed to be serving here on the Africa Mercy...and the Academy is a tremendous part of what makes our being here possible. We are beyond grateful for the teachers and administrators that pour their lives into our children.
If we were to assign "character traits" to the Academy staff as a whole, words like "competent, faithful, courageous, steadfast, admirable, lovely, kind, servant-hearted, loving, generous, excellent, devoted, and Jesus-like" would fill the list.
Surely there will be more to come.