ALVARADO, TEX. – It won’t be long before our young people are filling the classrooms in our Texas Conference schools.
The pandemic challenged teachers, students and parents alike, but they rose to the occasion and safely focused on quality education with the spiritual emphasis that makes our schools so special.
As our teachers make preparations for another school year, we would appreciate your help in encouraging the young people in your church and community to attend a Seventh-day Adventist school.
It saddens our hearts to hear of young people who don't think they can afford a Seventh-day Adventist education and don’t even apply. Yet, there are countless individuals willing to help support young people who truly have a desire to have an Adventist education. For many, the friendships and spiritual foundation are immeasurable.
I will be forever grateful to my mom, a single parent, for her dedication to my education. We did not have a lot financially, but she was determined that it would be worth the sacrifice for me to have a Seventh-day Adventist education, and she was right!
As Texas Conference Vice President for Education, my focus now is to pass along that passion to our church family. It would be such a thrill to see our Texas Conference school enrollment double as more and more people realize the value of Seventh-day Adventist education.
If you are concerned about the finances, the Lord says to test Him. “‘Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” Malachi 3:10.
One way we are corporately trying to assist students is by raising funds for Adventist education through the Texas Conference DETERMINED campaign. It is aptly named for all those determined to see young people receive an Adventist education.
A group of serious cyclists will draw attention to this campaign as they ride from McAllen, Tex., to Richardson, Tex., from Sept. 12-24, 2021.
The rest of us can walk, run or cycle in our own neighborhoods, creating personal walk-a-thons for people to donate to DETERMINED. Visit the website: TexasAdventist.org/Determined for more information or to sign up or donate.
The map above features our Texas Conference schools. School names and contact information is included as well.
Please join me in praying over each of these schools, for the staff and students on each campus and for the many young people who need that spiritual foundation that our Seventh-day Adventist schools can provide.
By Kisha Norris, Vice President for Education