June 8 Home Communicator – Who has God used to impact you on your faith journey and how has He used their impact to grow and nurture your faith? Take a moment. Who comes to mind? Maybe it was your parents or grandparents? A Godly friend? Or a special teacher?
At HCS, all 8th grade students have the opportunity to reflect on their faith journey through “The Journey Project”, an intentional reflection assignment where students look back on the faith journals they started when they were little, journaled in yearly, and upon reaching 8th grade, serve in this project as a beautiful testimony of God at work.
I was so blessed last week to witness my daughter’s presentation. Here are some excerpts shared with permission:
- In 5th grade during a field trip I learned that God created all people for a purpose and how powerful words and actions can be to people.
- In 6th grade exploratory I learned that God’s kingdom is united by all different people who love Him which helped me realize that there are other believers that I’m walking right aside of throughout my whole faith journey.
- In 7th grade art I learned that God created people with all unique and different talents to use for Him.
- In PE I learned that encouraging and building each other up is what God wants me to do and helps them feel God’s worth and love for them through me.
- I learned a lot about God in my years at HCS. I learned that I need to keep my trust strong in Him. Also that he works in all kinds of ways like through others, through the bible and prayer. I am prepared for the next step of high school because through reading my Kindergarten-8th Grade spiritual portfolio it has shown me how I have seen over the years more of my purpose as a Christ follower.
The verse, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth” came to my mind that day. I’m sure this is true for all of us in our shared love for HCS. When I think of who has had an impact on all these children’s faith journeys as they travel through our classrooms year to year, I most certainly think of you, HCS community. As we now travel into summer break after another educational year of journeying together, please go with our heartfelt “thank you” HCS community for making possible this faith journey for all current and future HCS students with your generosity and support.
Rachel Landstra, Mission Advancement