Cedarbrook Teacher Makes an Eternal Difference

At the end of a school day at Cedarbrook Adventist Christian School, I noticed a note on my desk. After my students left, I read, "I want to thank you for everything you have done for me this year, especially for working on this baptism... I love God, and I want to be a follower of Him for the rest of my life. Thank you so much for helping me through this." Tears of joy welled up in my eyes as I read what Rebekah Proctor, an eighth-grade student, had written.

The note continued, "I think this all kind of started at the Pathfinder Camporee (September 2007). It really dawned on me that God is more than just a superhero who shows up when times are hard. He is always there. And thinking about how He gave up His life for me, it brings tears to my eyes."

Earlier in the school year, Proctor asked me to give her Bible studies, and she said, "I want you to baptize me." As a result, I taught a series of Bible studies for my entire class of eight students. At the conclusion of the studies, Proctor chose Sabbath, May 3, for her "new-birth day," since it was just two days before her 14th birthday.

I love being a Seventh-day Adventist teacher and making an eternal difference in my students' lives.

July 01, 2008 / Washington Conference
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