If you had the opportunity to join us at the Forest City Gun Club for our recent illumination fundraising event, you will know that it was a terrific evening. I was happy to see so many familiar faces, and many new ones as well, as we feasted and heard from various members of the Habersham community about their gratitude for our school, and some of their favorite Habersham memories.
As our incredible team of event planners worked on the event beginning last fall, we settled on the theme of, “Light in the Darkness” (or lux in tenebra as our students might say it). All of the decorations were designed to highlight that concept, and our eight or so different community members who spoke did a great job of illustrating just why it is that The Habersham School serves as a light on an increasingly darkening educational landscape.
Through the many conversations I had with people at the event, I gained an even greater appreciation for the lasting impact that our school is making on the lives of our students, and their families. Grandparents and parents, aunts and uncles, neighbors and friends all spoke to me of the great things that God is doing in our school, as evidenced by the growth of our students.
To be perfectly honest, it is not always easy to see that impact when working on the inside of a school. Between the scraped knees, homework assignments, sports schedules, challenging relationships between students, and just the difficulty of being a human in a fallen world, it is easy to get distracted and occasionally lose sight of the reason the work of our school is so important, and so impactful. illumination was a wonderful reminder that even in the messiness of life, God is actively at work in the lives of his people, and he graciously allows The Habersham School to play a vital role in that work.
I am grateful for the opportunity to work at a school that is firmly committed to providing the best education possible, because that education is ultimately rooted in the timeless truth of Scripture, and the unmatched power of the Gospel to shine brightly in the darkness. It is so encouraging to partner with this community in that mission, and to see the investment that people are making in our school. In fact, illumination brought us about 4% closer to our fundraising goal for this year! Thank you to all who helped make that happen. I look forward to helping our school continue to shine among the schools in our area.
Soli Deo gloria,
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