Back To School
// Tim DeTellis
When I find myself talking with a student at New Missions Christian Academy, I enjoy asking about their family and faith.
One of the questions I ask is, “Who do you live with?” Too often students are from single parent homes, and our role is to help be a support to their parent as they are raising a child in the Third World.
The question about faith can be fascinating. Recently, a student told me she could not accept Jesus as her personal Savior because her mother practices Voodoo and she would not approve of that kind of decision. I quickly called for the school principal who is also the pastor of the local church. He came and sat down with me and this student to talk about how following Jesus is a personal choice.
Many parents have told me they decided to follow Jesus because their child first made Jesus Lord of their life. Here at New Missions, we are part of a spiritual work. It’s bigger than education, food, and medical care. It’s about Jesus changing the life of a child forever. Going back to school means we are sharing the love of Jesus with every child each day. “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever!” Romans 11:36 ~Tim DeTellis