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Jonathan Edwards Classical Academy Opens This Week

JECA signThe sign is installed. The teachers are oriented, and they are poring over lesson plans. The desks and books are waiting. Nineteen, little, uniformed learners are lining up to get in. More hope to follow.

The long-awaited day–our first-ever day of school–is in FOUR DAYS! There is still a mountain of last-minute details and forms and other stuff to be managed, and it is gloriously fun to have a hand in it.

Thank you for your part in helping us get this far. Many of you have prayed and given and encouraged, and your support has been essential. God has abundantly supplied so many wonderful opportunities, gifts, and teachers to us in the past two years of planning. He has amazed us.

Now we need your help again. Proverbs 16:3 says that for our plans and thoughts to be established, we need to commit our work unto Him. We, as a staff and a school board, have been asking Him to do this. I know that many of you have joined us in asking. Now is not the time to slow down.

Please commit to extra intercession on JECA’s behalf over the next four days. Pray that this work would be only of, through, and to God and that He would bless and keep it for Himself and His own glory.

If you will commit to praying for JECA over these next days, and especially remembering us as school starts at 8:00 a.m. CST on Monday morning, please tell us. Send an email to our office email account (Office@jecanashville.org) and tell us your name and where you live. (Please forward this email with the link below to others who will partner with us in the same way.) We will, with many thanks, read your name to our students, faculty and guests who join our assembly on Monday morning.

We want nothing to do with this school if God is not in and over all of it. This is a very significant way to encourage us and to call on God for His favor, and we thank you for your help.

Off to the work,
Ryan Boomershine – HeadmasterJCEA photo

The lampost was designed in 2008 by Kirsten Dietz for JECA and is used on their literature and web site.  Jillian Frania of “JustJill Designs” designed the JECA logo using Kirsten’s lampost. It is pictured here, painted freehand on the wall of the school by JECA art instructor, Jami Shumate.  It is exciting to see the collected efforts by the many friends of JECA come together to help JECA become a reality.

Jonathan Edwards Classical Academy opens this week in Nashville, Tennessee. To join their mailing list, visit the JECA web site.

“The real strength of the church is not the amount of its work but the quality of its faith. One man who truly knows his Bible is worth more to the Church’s real strength than a crowd of workers who do not.”  ~ P.T. Forsythe


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