Welcome Back – Notes from the General Director

From the desk of the General Director…

Greetings on behalf of all of the ACA staff! It is a blessing to be serving at ACA and to work with all of the people God has placed at our school. I am thankful to have such a dedicated men and women working on our Maintenance, Security, Housekeeping, Office, and Support staff. Also, God has brought to us faithful Teachers and Administration and we are all working together to provide our ACA students with the best Christian, English education possible here in Paraguay at this time.

I am so thankful for all of our families that have remained dedicated to ACA and have been determined to continue to provide a quality education to their children. I am also thankful for the families that are returning and for the new families that are now joining us for second semester. We will continue to work together in partnership as we seek to serve God in providing an education that is taught from a thoroughly Biblical worldview.

Thus, I end with these three quotes –

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your soul, and with all your heart, and with all your mind. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”

Deuteronomy 6:5-7

“This book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and
night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will
make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:8-9

“(Jesus) also told them a parable: “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone, when he is fully trained, will be like his teacher.””

Luke 6:39-40
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We must continue to keep our eyes on God and to remember our goal so that we are not deterred by difficulties we may encounter along the way. God’s Old Testament command to teach our children is still in effect. Jesus demonstrated this in teaching the children and in the quote above and Jesus is also quoted in Matthew 25 saying the same thing. Parents and our Christian school teachers are partners in the discipleship process and we must keep our eyes on that prize – the teaching and training of our children to learn to look at this world as God’s creation and to learn how they can live for God, and serve Him.

May God keep you faithful.