In Jeremiah, we see God’s promise to a people experiencing transition. His promise is filled with hope and protection.
Jeremiah 29:11 states, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (NIV 1984)”
However, the verses leading into the promise give guidance on what to do during difficult transitions. Jeremiah 29:4-7 explains to “all the exiles” to carry on as they usually would, be fruitful, and “pursue the well-being of the city” and to “pray to the Lord on its behalf.”
It is not uncommon for schools to see some transitions from year to year. While change is not unexpected, it’s sad to say goodbye. Through thoughtful prayer, God has led a few teachers towards a new direction in their lives at the end of this school year. While the departure of these teachers weighs heavy on our hearts, we celebrate the joy and comfort they feel because the transition they are choosing is God’s direction.
Paula Davis- The Lord has provided comfort that after a long and distinguished career as a Christian educator, homeschool leader, and most recently beloved teacher at Lakeview Christian school, Mrs. Davis has decided to retire. While the final confirmation to move closer to their older kids and grandkids near Indianapolis has not been confirmed, God has opened doors for that to be a real possibility. We have known Mrs. Davis to be exceptionally gracious, genuinely humble, and unwavering in her commitment to care for kids. She will be missed and treasured. Click Here to read her letter.
Jason & Shelly Kyzer- The Kyzer family landed in Marion in the summer of 2018 and quickly became part of the Lakeview family. While they love the connections and friendships made at Lakeview, they feel God calling them down south again to be near family. We have witnessed the Kyzers’ to be relentless in their pursuit of God’s call on their lives, sacrificial in their love and care for kids, and the most hospitable people you’ll ever hope to meet. We will miss them dearly. Click Here to read their letter.
As God’s word encourages us, we will carry on, be fruitful, and pursue the well-being of the administration, teachers, parents, and students alike.