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Throughout March and April, students raised money for Living Water International. Through a Walk-a-Thon on April 5th, and by collecting money in bottles for several weeks, students raised over $33,000 to help people in third world countries have access to clean water. The announcement was made at the spring pep rally in front of students, faculty, staff and parents. Josh Dyson, FBA Chaplain, presented the check to Gary Loveless, one of the founders of Living Water International and Danielle Dearing, a Living Water International Board Member and FBA Parent and Board Member. Several weeks ago, Living Water International informed FBA administration that they had found a donor who would match up to $25,000 of what FBA students raised. Including these matching funds, we are thrilled to announce that Living Water International will receive over $58,000 due to the great work of FBA students.
Recently, students, faculty, staff and parents participated in a Walk for Water - raising money and awareness for Living Water International (an organization providing clean water wells in third world countries). After the walk, students competed in Field Day activities followed by a fun carnival. It was a great family event that was focused on serving others.
First Baptist Academy's production of "The Hiding Place" took place on March 27 & 28 in the Worship Center at Houston's First Baptist Church. Student actors beautifully told the story of Corrie Ten Boom and her family during WWII. "Their story reminds us, with tears and joy, that the true hiding place is the Lord and His provision for us," says Wayne Cherry, First Baptist Academy faculty member and director of the play. "We wanted students to learn and remember that not all of the heroes who made sacrifices during WWII were in the military," says Cherry. "Were it not for people like Corrie Ten Boom and her family, many more Jews might certainly have been captured by the Nazis and sent to places like Ravensbruck." The cast and crew consisted of 17 students ranging from the 5th through the eighth grade.
NASA Astronaut, Butch Wilmore spoke in Middle School chapel and shared stories of faith and trust in God. At the end of the service, students gathered around him and prayed for him as he prepares for a new NASA mission later this year. Chapel services like this inspire our students to trust God with their dreams and aspirations. For more photos click on FBA Interactive on the front page of our website.
Applications for enrollment at FBA are now being accepted for 2014-2015. Due to our commitment for small classes, space is limited - so apply today! For more information visit www.fbahouston.org/admissions