Graduation and beyond . . .
Posted by Kandi on August 5th, 2019 | 10 comments
The Antioch Graduation on July 25th was a joyful occasion for the students, teachers, family and friends who attended. What fun it was to see the first year students receive their certificates and the second year students their diplomas. A teacher couldn’t be more proud. Hanna, one of the graduating students, invited two of the children from the railroad track community to graduation, so I got to play ‘mom’ to the 10 and 12 year old girls, while Hanna participated in the program. The girls had a blast and the 10 year old told me she wanted to go to Antioch school, too – she’ll just have to wait 8 years! (See pictures of graduation below.)
The teachers at Antioch have been discouraged lately, as we have yet to have one new student apply to the full-time program for the school year that begins in September. With the start of the new school year only a month a way, we are not certain what will happen – both with the full-time program and with the residence building. The residence building has been under construction for two years and should be completed by now, but it is not. All that can be done to push the builder forward has been done and although we have told him we must move in August, it is still not habitable. So please pray with us this month, for God to lead us to young adults who He wants in the full-time program and for the timely completion of the 3rd floor of our building. On a positive note, the interest in the part-time program continues increase. Pray also for the development of the part-time program.
Thank you for your prayers!