One of the greatest opportunities we have at Hope Academy is to teach children that God is love. Let me tell you how that is making a profound difference, on the most practical level.
“Mrs. Hayden, if I wasn’t at this Jesus school, I’d probably hit that kid!” said one of our Kindergarteners. Something is registering with him; love is working its way into his heart.
“Miss Mann, can we just work out our problems before we celebrate Valentine’s Day?”asked a tender-hearted second grader. Students are learning that love means moving towards others in kindness–especially when you don’t like them.
“I’m very thankful for Mrs. Pearce’s tough love,” one of our graduates reflected. “Some people are soft and just want to please you. She wanted us to understand what was good for us.”
Praise God that love is so much more than a nice sentiment, conflict-avoidance, or sweeping things under the rug. At Hope Academy, “We love because he first loved us,”and that makes all the difference.
With a grateful heart,
Co-Founder & Head of School