These last few weeks of school have been very challenging but it has also been rewarding to live out the truth, “His grace is sufficient for us” (2 Corinthians 12:9).
I want to commend all of you for doing such an incredible job and all the hard work you have put into continuing your education at Hanford Christian School. I also want to say a special thank you and acknowledge all the parents who have sacrificed so much during this transition we have had to make to E-learning.
Eighth Graders. I’m deeply saddened this is goodbye. This is not the way we envisioned the school year ending. However, I am comforted knowing this did not take God by surprise! He knew when you started your education at HCS and when we started the school year this is what “goodbye” would look like. We can rest in the knowledge knowing He will take care of you as you continue your education just as He has taken care of all of us during this difficult time. We know the Lord has some incredible things in store for each and every one of you and we look forward to watching Jesus reveal his plan for your lives in the future.
We all miss our students. The teachers are extremely sad we didn’t get to hug and say, “Goodbye! Have a good summer!” But just like our reunion in heaven with Jesus what a glorious reunion we will have when we are all together again.
“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
See you next year!
PRAYER FOR GRADUATES
“But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5
We ask that you guide our graduates as they go on from HCS to always walk in Your wisdom. We pray that you will guide them to be wise leaders of this generation, and they will be “light in the dark” (John 1:5). Father, we ask that you will give them the wisdom of discernment to hear Your voice amongst the noise of this fallen world. We pray for Your blessings of protection over them as they leave Hanford Christian School and go on to continue their education. Lord, bless their families. Give their parents Your wisdom to continue to “train up a child in the way he should go” (Proverbs 22:6). We ask that you guide these graduates to live life in the presence of God, under the authority of God and to the glory of God.
We humbly ask all these things in Your name.
We are facing an unprecedented time in this country. Our president has declared a national emergency, schools (including HCS) and businesses are closed, and shelter in place and social distancing are now household phrases. As we face the unpredictability of the days ahead, I take great comfort in the promise of Psalm 47:8 which reminds us that God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne.
Like you, we are uncertain as to what the days ahead may bring. We take great comfort that God is still on the throne and sovereign over all things. He will see us through. In times like these, we are especially to have partners like you. Thank you for all you do to make the mission of Hanford Christian School a reality. Please pray for us as we continue to educate, equip, and inspire every student to serve the world for Christ.
Soli Deo Gloria!
"Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thess. 5:18
God always has a plan. That can be seen all around our beautiful campus and in the lives of our students, teachers and staff. The Bible urges us to be specific in our requests - and our praises. Instead of a simple, "thank you for everything," He wants us to tell him what we're grateful for.
What I'm grateful for? I'm thankful for our growing and thriving school. I'm thankful that in a society that is ever-changing we are able to stand firm and teach Truth into our students lives.