What does a young person chasing after God's heart look like? Christian Heritage School desires to fan the flame of the next generation. Every day is a new opportunity to learn and grow with the Lord. Principle Jeff Schapansky shares testimonies of God moving miraculously in the classrooms. At Christian Heritage School, we often begin class in prayer, inviting God to renew our minds by the work of His Word by His Spirit. For the last several weeks several junior high students had been asking Mrs. Kylie Michalsen about the damaged tendon in her thumb limiting mobility and creating much pain in her writing hand. She told her concerned students that she had consulted with three different doctors, and they all concluded that this injury was common and surgery was the only option.
One young man asked her if he and his classmates could pray for her. The next week, as Kylie was grading she felt a unique sensation in her thumb. She looked down and saw that she was gripping her pen with a range of motion she had not experienced for months! The healing process is not yet complete, but our junior high students rejoiced with their teacher in this first step of the healing process in her thumb. Would you join me in asking God for complete healing?
A couple weeks ago one of our elementary boys was expressing his heart-felt grief as he doesn't know his dad. This struggle hinders his belief that our Heavenly Father loves him. He wonders if like his own dad, maybe God Himself has forgotten him. One of his classmates began praying for him boldly in class that God does indeed love him so much. She said, "Jesus is right there in front of you. You just can't see Him."
Recently in 5th grade, Ms. Mamisoa Rabarivola felt impressed to press pause on her regular lesson and clarify what it means to surrender to the Lordship of Jesus in a posture of repentance. Two of her students chose to humble themselves before God in class and receive Jesus as their Lord this week!
We are so humbled to serve missionary families as well as kingdom minded families in our East Texas community providing a discipleship education that inspires authentic faith. A scripture that has served as an inspiration for us this year is found in Jeremiah 17:7-8, “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose trust is the Lord. For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; but its leaves will be green and it will not be anxious in a year of drought nor cease to bear fruit.”
These testimony exemplifies what it means to trust in the Lord. The book of Matthew says, “But Jesus said, Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” Like the staff and students at CHS, You can know God too. Discipleship is the key to a successful relationship with Him. Seek first the kingdom and experience breakthrough in your own life.