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Parent Letter - 9/1/23

September 01, 2023
By Bill Sharp

Dear Warrior Nation,

Week 2 is in the books, which means, for the mathematically inclined, that 5% of the year is complete!
Students seem to be settling back into the school routine, parents are still excited to have a little more
“me” time during the day, and teachers are commenting on how much they enjoy their classes. All
glory to God for a great start to the school year!

This week, I want to focus on joy, the second of our Fruits of the Spirit series. Where the world likes
to equate joy with “happiness”, which is contentment based on our circumstances, we know God has a
different perspective. We can be happy about our lives, jobs, or families; happiness depends
on those areas being positive and prosperous. When a new boss makes the workplace miserable, or
circumstances in our lives get challenging, we can quickly lose our happiness. Joy, however, comes from
God – it is contentment in our lives regardless of our circumstances because it is based on our
relationship with our Creator. I have seen people who have lost their jobs, but maintain joy in their lives
because their worth and provision come from their close fellowship with Christ. In his letter to the
church of Thessalonica, Paul commends them on their walk with Christ with joy despite the persecution
they endured for their faith. “And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in
much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit” (1 Thes. 1:6). While God does not promise us a life free
from adversity when we follow him, his Word promises that we can have joy, contentment in all
circumstances, when we live for and trust in Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

I am excited to see closure on two other major campus projects – the Elementary roof and the gym
renovation. Many thanks go out to the team from Cima Contractors for their work on the roof, and to
many of you, who have contributed time and financial resources to the new floor, paint, bleachers, and
wall pads in the gym. If you feel led to still contribute to that project or to any other projects or programs,
please reach out to the business office.

Please remember, if your student has a fever, they must remain at home until they are fever-free (without
medication) for 24 hours. If they will be out for any reason, please contact the main office or email
attendance@richmondchristian.com. Thank you in advance for partnering with us to keep our campus
healthy and safe.

Just a quick note on a change for the Fall Fellowship to Saturday, 14 October. More info to come!
Thank you for the privilege of ministering to you and your students; we love and appreciate you all.

Blessings,


Bill Sharp, M.Ed.
Head of School

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