A Time to Graduate

The time has come for school to end. As I think back at the past year and the students who walked in my door the first day of school, I am amazed at the transformation that has been made. My students have matured so much in so many ways. They have gone from little boys and girls to young men and women. They have been stretched academically, spiritually, and physically. They have cried and laughed, worked hard and had fun. It has been such a blessing to get to know these students so well. We have had so much fun together exploring and learning, and becoming great friends.

On their primary graduation day, all of their parents came to celebrate and it was a celebration in deed. They did so well performing at their assembly about the past, present and future time at HOPAC. For the past, they reminisced about their days in Kindergarten with lots of candy and naps. For the present, they remembered our unit in Romans and our time in the Amani Rain forest. Looking in to the future the girls saw themselves with great jobs reconnecting at a reunion, while the boys were soccer stars for Man U and AC Milan. They sang King of Majesty, which I thought was so fitting for them as a class. I pray that throughout their lives that Jesus will be their King of Majesty. They said goodbye to Miss Apa, Cheryl’s Aid for the past two years, and sang her a song in Swahili. Their parents joined in prayer for them about their adventures in secondary.

I have so much to say about them but maybe I will save that for another post. For now, I simply want to wish them the very best in their coming years whether they are at HOPAC, in Finland, or in Denmark or around the world. I pray the Lord’s blessings and guidance in their lives always. Congratulations my dear students! I will miss our times together greatly!

Graduation Day : )


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Mom on June 21, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    What a great group of students. I will keep them in my prayers. Love you!


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