As I write this, Adam and I have just returned from our first day at Oak Flats High School Scripture, and we are deeply thankful to God for the remarkable opportunity we have been given to share Jesus with these students.
Between the two of us, we are teaching over a hundred students in Years 7 and Year 8, plus a lunchtime group that started today with almost 20 students (and lots of hot chips!)
Most telling was when I asked the students to share about God, Jesus and the Bible… and hearing how little they currently know.
It’s challenging being a visiting teacher, let alone a visiting Scripture teacher, and so we would really appreciate your prayers for discipline and classroom management.
But above all, we’d love you to pray that this fertile ground might receive the seed of the gospel in a way that produces much fruit to the glory of God.
And also please give thanks for the positive relationships we enjoy with the staff and teachers in the school, and pray that we might have opportunities to care and serve them as we teach in their classrooms.
Let’s keep praying that SRE maintains its place in our schools so that our public school kids can have a chance to receive special religious education in the context of our state system.