I write as one who is so thankful for Christian education. I want to share a story with you, about the impact Lynden Christian has had on one family. I met Tina Ralston in 2018. She was searching for a place to raise her son. Here is a part of her story…
“I brought my son to Lynden last year to attend Lynden Christian Middle School. We came from a deeply liberal part of the country to make a new start and give my son a chance to be a part of a community of like-minded believers. As a single parent, I knew it wouldn’t be easy. We came here on a wing and a prayer. The move was costly, but LC was there with an offer of tuition assistance and it helped us get started. Besides the assistance, an anonymous donor made a generous donation to our account that got us through the school year. My son was doing well. He was adjusting and making friends with good, Christian kids and getting the help he needed academically.
When the pandemic hit, I lost most of my income. It set us back a long way and we thought he wouldn’t be able to continue on to 7th grade at LC. It was terribly stressful. There was a lot of prayer for guidance and the Lord’s will for us going forward. I let some of the folks at LC know that I would have to ask for more tuition assistance than I thought was reasonable and that I did not want to be a drain on the school’s generosity. I was strongly encouraged – with love- to apply anyway, and I did. The amount of assistance we got not only made it possible for my son to attend, but also to continue to participate in the Discovery Program.
My son loves LC. He has friends, is doing better academically than ever before, and feels like he truly does belong here. The kindness that we have been shown, within the LC community, is almost overwhelming at times. If not for the generosity of the people of this community, I honestly don’t know where we would be now.”
So far this year, 50 families have received the help they need to keep their kids enrolled at LC. With your gift to the Annual Fund, we will keep helping families who are facing hardship to keep their kids in a healthy and loving Christian school. We will continue to support kids who need academic and emotional support all while keeping the mission and vision of Christian education moving forward in this world.
You don’t have to look too far to find a story of the impact LC has had on the lives of our children and staff. Please, in this season of giving, consider giving a gift that makes an impact! Together, we can keep supporting families with Christ-centered education.
Some of you know Joey Mellema and have heard his story of redemption from addiction. Joey believes the faith that Christian education instilled in him as a child is what saved him.
Today Joey’s kids are enrolled at LC and that is possible because of the help he receives from tuition assistance.
We asked Joey if he would share a little of his story and he was gracious enough to do so.
At Lynden Christian, our goal is to help every family that needs help. So far this year we have helped over 50 families with tuition assistance.
In order to help more families, we need your help. Would you consider a gift to the Annual Fund? Your gift goes directly to helping families at Lynden Christian.
We want to share with you another testimony from a family whose four kids experience a Christian education. See how the community helped the Slofstra’s through some tough times.
We have shared stories of how the Annual Fund provides tuition assistance to help families afford Christian education. But that isn’t all the Annual Fund does. We are also able to help students who have special needs to get the support they need through Student Academic Services.
We want to share with you testimony from a family that has been able to see their kids get a Christian education with the help of our Student Academic Services Program.
See how this very special program has brought inclusion of students with all abilities to our school community.
Our goal this year is to raise $150,000 for the Annual Fund. One of the primary ways this money is used is to support special programs. We are off to a great start and have already raised over $70,000.
Our goal is to help every family that needs help. We believe every family at LC belongs at LC. One way we live that out is through special programs.
Will you consider a gift to the Annual Fund to help families who need help this year? CLICK HERE to give a gift online today.