Monday, January 07, 2013

Blessings in Challenges

This Christmas Break was a challenging time for my school, Shepherd of the Hills. On Saturday, December 29th, a broken water main outside our building sent water cascading into the lower level classrooms of our building. Six classrooms and several key hallways were affected. Thankfully, we are drying out and assessment and reconstruction, where necessary, is already planned.

None of us wants to deal with these unexpected challenges in life and ministry. Yet we are blessed to see the way the Lord continues to work through this situation. These blessings include:

  • We will only lose one day of school. The building is ready for children tomorrow (January 8th), albeit with some relocation of classrooms.
  • My colleagues at Shepherd of the Hills are amazing! They worked tirelessly and unselfishly all day to move classrooms, create lists of damaged items for insurance, and carry out general clean up. What a blessing it was to see this team working together for God and for the good of children and families!
  • We were blessed that a school/church facilities supervisor came across the water when he did. We were told that if the water had been allowed to build for another two hours our entire lower level would have been affected.
  • Our school has insurance for the necessary replacements and repairs.
We are ready and anxious to serve students once more tomorrow. Thanks be to God for all His good gifts, even amidst unwanted challenges!

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