By Irene Kay, Teacher
This past year I was blessed with a bulging class of 5th & 6th graders. One of the 5th grade students was a brittle diabetic. His parents had kept him in public school for the first years because they wished to have a nurse on campus to help monitor his insulin and be there in case anything happened. He wished to come to SJA (Spokane Junior Academy) last year and his parents consented only because they thought him old enough to be responsible concerning his own medical care. I was very hesitant at first but with his dad on the quick dial of my cell phone and some training, things became easier.This young man seemed to thoroughly enjoy being at SJA. 3/4 of the way through the year, he decided to get baptized. When he announced it to the class, the entire class erupted in cheers and clapping. As I attended his baptism, his parents and grandparents all took the time to talk to me and say how much this year meant to him, how much he loved it in class, how his heart opened to the Lord this year and how touched he was that the class cheered when he announced his baptism. He had told his family that in public school, that would have never happened. He’s made wonderful friends and is determined to continue at SJA. I have been thoroughly blessed how God has worked in his life.