Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Stars on our staff
Custodians, guards and IT 

We are made for community.    God designed us to live life with others in it... not a life of self-sufficiency and solitude.    This is a reminder that God so graciously gives me every once in a while to remind me that I can not do it all on my own.   "Share the load." He says.  "Cast your cares on me and I'll help you."

Elementary World Cup Winners!
This month we have been working on trying to develop a strategic growth plan for NCA Matagalpa.   This has involved some time for reflection on what are our values as a school and what are the things that we don't want to change in our school community whether we stay the same size or grow to 500 students.

Due to our large growth spurt this year I was curious what our student and staff value about our community at NCA.   I sent out a little survey to our staff and students this week and I was encouraged by the things that stand out to them as important and valuable to our school community.

Here are some of their responses:

  • Devotion times 
  • Respect for the opinions of everyone
  • Organization
  • Trust
  • Strong sense of family
  • Genuine interest in helping us succeed
  • The variety in the staff and students
  • English

There are so many things to be thankful for with these responses.   Our students and staff are growing into a community of grace.    A community where we recognize the need to love, encourage  and live life together.   We are in no way perfect in this but we are in the beginning phase of building this community and by God's grace and sovereign design we are  valuing the important things.

7th grade Girls World Cup Winners
As we look forward and pray for the growth and development of our students, staff and parents we ask for your  prayer support.   This a challenging journey for us at times and we are anxious to see and know God more with each step.

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