March 22 Home Communicator – Principal’s Note: Our God is an Awesome God!
When sitting down to write this opening article, I had what is called “a good problem”. There were just too many great things about which I could write. So I narrowed it down to two items – both testify to the awesomeness of our God.
On Friday, March 18, the middle school students traded a day of more traditional learning with one that was more experiential and focused on the many different arts that the Lord has blessed people with talents to create. The goal of the day was to experience art in ways that we may not have thought about before. In the morning students attended four different sessions; there were 23 different presenters gifted in diverse areas here to work with our students. In the afternoon, each grade level enjoyed three different programs – The Hark Up Horns; a magician and a chalk talk artist; and a storyteller. It was an amazing day! Be sure to ask your middle school student about the day. Click this link (http://bit.ly/aweartday) if you would like to see a brief glimpse of the day. What an awesome God we serve to give people such incredible gifts.
We continue to see how awesome God is through our experiences with the Mayom Sudanese refugee family. The idea, energy, and drive for sponsoring a refugee family came from our students. Many parents and teachers have provided the organization and support, but the energy and passion and the heart to help people has come from our students. They are living our Difference Maker school theme and all to the glory of God. Throughout the process we had times where we were concerned about different things. Each time that happened, God would remind us that He had it all in control.
Housing for the Mayom family was secured in Holland five days before they arrived in the U.S. While it would have been wonderful to have them in Hudsonville, we can see the bigger picture of God’s wonderful plan to place them just where they are. Here are just a few that God has taken care of:
- The bus line is close to their home.
- There is a Boys and Girls Club three blocks away.
- Bruno – the oldest boy – takes English class and it is only one block away.
- There are two playgrounds within blocks.
- They have a beautiful home with a kind landlord.
- They are close to the beach. They are used to swimming in the Mediterranean Sea.
- There is a very good English as a Second Language program at Engedi Church, which is the church they have started attending.
- Pillar Christian Reformed Church is stepping in to help.
Our God is an awesome God! He has been faithful in providing support for this precious family and He has used HCS as a way to help them. We are so blessed to be able to help!
Mary Broene, Middle School Principal
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