“Physical support for our schools requires more than money; it also demands personal involvement and a great deal of time. Men and women who have a love for their school will spend countless hours working on the school’s behalf. Much of this work is done quietly and often goes without notice. Rarely do the men who donate their time and materials towards the establishment and maintenance of the school buildings and grounds speak of their efforts. Nor do the women who volunteer in many capacities seek praise for their work. They give of themselves and their abilities out of a deep love and appreciation for the gift that they have been given.”
You’ll find a link here and below to the rest of this well-written Standard Bearer article by Mrs. Shari Bosveld from 2008 about the precious gift and weighty responsiblity we have in our schools. Her words are an encouragement and good reminder as we find ourselves a few weeks into the school year. Students, teachers, parents are all getting back into the swing of things and hopefully are establishing good routines. School can also make our daily lives busy as students may need an hour or two for homework, parents will be running children to and from practices, and teachers will be putting in hours after school preparing lessons. Boards, committees, and mother’s circle work can become more involved with the school up and running. As we find our lives becoming busier with this work, may we remember these words from Proverbs 11:25 “The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.” May God continue to bless the work done on behalf of our schools and above all remember to pray; pray for our students, teachers, boards, schools, and all involved in covenant education.