Blessed by Surplus
OKLAHOMA CITY – Both Parkview and Tulsa Adventist Academy were blessed to have received surplus microscopes from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, thanks to the assistance of a Parkview Adventist Academy parent.
Ira Farley, whose children attend Parkview, was able to connect the Oklahoma Conference Education Department with the individual in charge of releasing surplus items at the Department of Health. Through this contact, I was able to make a request for microscopes, and they were able to donate a total of 10 high-quality microscopes for our two academies.
Six of the microscopes are Nikon and the other four are Eagles, and would have been difficult for our schools to obtain without having been donated. These microscopes will be a great addition to our secondary science programs. I was able to deliver the five microscopes to Parkview, and both the teacher and students were excited and looked forward to being able to use them.
Donations such as these make a huge difference in the education of our children, and we are grateful for those who chose to bless them in this way. If you work for a business that works with science or technology-related equipment that continually updates their equipment and is looking to update, please contact the education department of the Oklahoma Conference to see if any of our eight schools can put your surplus to use. Thank you for continuing to keep our children and schools in your thoughts and prayers!
By Tim Kripps