karenI feel so privileged to have received an education in which I could see God in each subject.  As the years went by, each day my thirst for knowledge increased as well as my love for God.  I saw a transformation in my life through my education.



nina Why I Love Teaching at Christian Heritage School

I have always loved teaching.  From my childhood until the present, it has been part of the fabric of my being.  Looking back, I can see how God’s providential hand has guided, prepared and trained me.

Education was very important in my family so I studied and got the proper degrees to be able to teach.  I combined my Christian faith with the secular approach to teaching.  Even with a college education, most of what I used day-to-day came from observing the master teacher God had put into my life.

In the public school system I was often frustrated when it was at odds with my faith.  When we moved to Europe, I left the public schools behind and began to teach in a Christian Education setting.  There I had more freedom to express godly principles in my lessons.  I remember asking God to reveal His principles to me.

God answered my prayers in so many ways.  First, He led us to a special school where every subject was based on principles in the word of God.  It was there that my secular ideas about education were challenged.  I saw how mixing the secular and sacred brought confusion.  God began retraining my thinking about education.

The journey has been long and I am still learning.  At Christian Heritage School I have the freedom to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in and through my lessons.  Instead of a “one-size-fits-all” lesson, God has helped me see that my students are unique individuals that learn differently.  It is a challenge to meet their individual needs but almost every day God pours His creative ideas into my heart and brings teaching resources into my hands.  When I put Him first He promises to add all the things my students and I need. (Matthew 6:33) These days I feel a lot like Eric Liddell in the movie “Chariots of Fire.”  He said that God had made him fast and when he ran he felt God’s pleasure.  I know how it feels to have the joy of teaching and when I teach, I feel His pleasure.

-Mrs. Howlett

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"The end of all learning is to know God, and out of that knowledge to love and imitate Him." -John Milton