I, for one, was not sorry to see 2020 come to a close especially with COVID-19, the lockdown, online education and the election trauma. And while we desire a dramatically different 2021, the issues we hoped by now would be long gone continue to linger.
As believers, we have much to be thankful for.
To date, there has not been a significant outbreak of illness at BJA. Our teachers have stood strong during these many months faithfully serving the Lord and compassionately delivering high-quality Christian education. The Lord has blessed us with more than 20 additional students this semester from families that greatly appreciate five-day-a-week in-school classes. Above all, we are grateful for God’s mercy.
It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)
We have a job to do—a job more important now than ever—the job of shining brightly in a dark world. Pray for us as we pray for you that we may illumine the minds of our students to understand the mercy, grace, wisdom and power of God and ignite their hearts with the passion to reach a world with the hope of Christ. What a wonderful year of opportunity lies before us.