The Class of 2021 made it to the end. I had my doubts, but the Lord sustained the dozen students and their families and us teachers.
The audience at the celebration was only the grads and their families, but otherwise the ceremony was typical. This means that I got to say a few words in addition to handing out the diplomas.
I spoke briefly on Psalm 105:1 “Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!” I let students know that the NCA staff doesn’t what them to be defined by their missionary kid schooling, despite all that we’ve poured into it and them. We want them to be identified as young men and women who give thanks in all circumstances and who call upon the name of the Lord in all circumstances. We pray that they choose to proclaim His name, whether they find themselves in their passport country or afar. The NCA staff looks forward to hearing of how the Lord continues to grow them and unfold His plans for the nations through them.