Like millions of teenagers in thousands of schools across the country, the students at WA have started classes. They’ve carried their books, consulted their schedules, figured out where the right classrooms were, wondered if each of their classes will be easy or hard, sat with friends at lunch, forgot their pencils, and all the other things that happen during a normal school day.

Unlike most schools in the country, our day of classes here at WA began with worship in the chapel. Through the day, classes began with prayer, and each of the teachers intentionally connected learning with God and His Word. The day closed with worship again in the dorms. Things are different here. That’s because we have a different purpose than most schools. Our mission is to develop leaders who will walk with Jesus into eternity. At WA, we know that true education “has to do with the whole being, and with the whole period of existence possible to man. It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come” (Education 13)

Carrying out such a high and noble task is too difficult for any school to hope to accomplish without the power of the Holy Spirit. Thank you for continuing to pray for the students and staff of Wisconsin Academy. Pray that hearts will be melted and lives transformed by the love of Jesus. Your prayers make a difference.