Even though numbers may not be my thing, I thought I would use numbers, pictures, videos, etc. instead of just words to give you an update. For no reason in particular I will start my countdown with the number fourteen.
14 Months since we brought Mom home from rehab. Click on the link below to read a post I wrote about that day. Thank you for your continued prayers for my Mom and for our family. https://journeywithkaty.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/here-i-raise-my-ebenezer/
13 The age my grandfather turned his life over to Jesus and never looked back! (And one of the reasons I love working with this age group!) On April 10 he met His Savior face to face. We celebrated his life on Easter Saturday. What a gift to be there with my family! Click the link below to watch the memorial service. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHZ1uqy4juo
12 The number of minor prophets. My students are in the midst of finishing up a project on the Minor Prophets.
11 Number of countries represented in my 7th grade classroom.
10 Teaching days left before my French students moving on to high school will take their placement exams.
9 Countries visited by our staff and students on spring break service trips.
8th grade. We are preparing to celebrate the 8th graders as they graduate from middle school.
7 This summer will mark 7 years since I first moved to Germany!
6 Number of middle school staff members leaving at the end of this school year. With only 16 staff at the middle school they will be missed!
5K The 7th graders organized a run to raise money and awareness for child trafficking and to support the work that IJM (International Justice Mission) does on behalf of these children.
4 Number of teaching weeks left in the school year.
3 The number of dorm parents needed for next school year. Will you join BFA in praying for the Lord's provision for our school and our students?
2 The number of countries we will visit during our Experiential Learning Week at the Middle School (May 22-26). We look forward to exploring our area and learning outside of the classroom.
1 month until our big move! The Middle School is moving back to the main campus in Kandern. We have been in the neighboring village of Sitzenkirch for the last six years (though BFA has had a presence in that building for the last 45 years). Construction is almost finished and excitement is building. The top two floors of the main building shown will house the Middle School.
Click the link below to watch a wonderful short video on a day in the life of the Middle School in our current facility in Sitzenkirch.
Countless The number of times I have thanked the Lord for each one of you reading this update! Thank you for your faithful love, prayers and support. It means more than you will ever know.
Allow me to close with our school verse for the year. Psalm 33:4 "For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does."
In all that these numbers represent, in all of the comings and goings, the needs, the good and the hard, in all the transitions of life...He is faithful!