Welcome, Warriors! I am Glenda Raborn and have had the privilege of being a Warrior for many years. When I graduated from Piedmont International University (now known as Carolina University), I knew that the Lord was calling me to teach in Christian schools. My husband (Wayne) and I moved to Richmond where he served as youth pastor and music director at Bethel Baptist Church before moving to Clifton Forge, VA where we were teachers/supervisors of an ACE Christian school. After several years, the Lord led us back to Richmond where we served in various capacities at Richmond Christian. After 23 years of service, Wayne left RCS to become an area pastor and an independent insurance broker. Our four children are alumni of RCS, and I have always loved the fact that their teachers knew their names, prayed for and encouraged them, and were influential in their spiritual, academic, and athletic growth. Our oldest daughter, Erinn, graduated from Eastern Mennonite University and earned her PHD in Microbiology and Immunology from VCU/MCV. She works for a medical research company in the area. Our middle daughter, Megan, graduated from EMU and entered the field of social work. She currently works for Lutheran Family Services and is a wife to Todd and mother to our adorable, two year old "BB" (Brinley). The youngest daughter in our crew (Mandi) graduated from Liberty University where she studied Education. She and her husband (Zach) recently moved to Richmond from Baltimore, Md. where she taught in Christian and public schools. Their daughters, Kellen and Elodie, both attend RCS and Mandi teaches Kindergarten. Last, but not least, is our son, Evan. He graduated from the University of Richmond and went on to complete a masters degree from a college in Barcelona, Spain. He is employed as an analyst for the D.C. government.
One of my favorite verses is Isaiah 40:31 where we are asked to "wait" on the Lord. To "wait" means to "entwine" ourselves so tightly with God in our mind, heart, soul, and body that it is impossible to tell where one begins and the other ends. Only then can we be supernaturally renewed in strength so that we can walk without fainting and soar fearlessly with the eagles. My prayer is to constantly desire that "entwining". Another favorite group of verses is Psalms 37:3-5 where I am asked to trust the Lord, to delight in Him, and to commit my way to Him. He has proven faithful in fulfilling His promise to give me the desires of my heart!