very special thank you to the following families for
contributing financially to our annual retreat:
Michael and Katherine Jordan $1000
Lori Carver $20
John and Mary Kovach $20
Thank you for a wonderful
year! Lancaster has been a blessing in the lives of both of
my children (young adults) Jaxxon has told me many times
that the atmosphere is like being at church every single
day! How awesome to be free to worship our God and savior on
a daily basis! This is a dream every mother has for her
children...that that grow to desire God, need and seek him,
long for that daily personal relationship! I thank God for
Lancaster, the founders, teachers, supporters...those who
make it happen for our children to live and breath church
daily! I thank God for you Mr. Odea, the inspiration you are
to these children! Ms. Morgan has play such an instrumental
role in Farran's life! She is the teacher that has made the
greatest impression on Farran. She has been there through
good and bad, a light in the dark and a shoulder for tears
of joy or sorrow! Thank you for being there and loving our
children! Philemon 1:3-5
- Mrs. Summers
I just wanted to let you know
that our experience with Mrs. Stevenson has been
unbelievable. She is the most patient, kind, encouraging and
loving teacher anyone could ask for. She has been so great
with Emma and even when I didn't have faith Emma could do
the work Mrs. Stevenson did. She always emails me the
sweetest notes and never has a negative thing to say...She
is a most wonderful asset to Lancaster. Also, Mr. Colston is
a wonderful person as well. He has been so kind to Mitchell
and always helps him and encourages him. I love to see
teachers be such great role models for our children.
Thank you for everything you all do,
- Kristie Binkley Coleman
What can I say about Melanie Kloes that is even fitting to put into words. She is an excellent math teacher (Shelby has thrived under her), great coach, and a WONDERFUL mentor to the kids in high school. She is spiritually and emotionally vested in all of their lives, and it shows. She holds them accountable, and demands and receives excellence from them in the classroom. She always goes the extra mile and we so appreciate her.
- Ben and Kasey Nelson
Thank you so much for the opportunity to share with you how much God has blessed our family through the teachers at LCA. Jonathan Hamari is in third grade and Isaac Hamari is in first grade and they both have been attending LCA since kindergarten. All the teachers love the Lord and care so much for their students and it is shown in their interaction with their students.
Last year Jonathan had Mrs. Johnson for second grade and she is a very gifted teacher. I had the opportunity to sit in on a class and watch how very skillfully she controlled a room full of second graders. She had several different groups doing different things and she quietly, yet stearnly kept them focused and interested. I was amazed. Never once did she raise her voice or act even slightly overwhelmed. All year she was extremely organized and really challenged Jonathan to do his best and at the same time, made it fun for him. He learned self-control and his reading and math skills jumped significantly. I am hoping that Isaac will also have Mrs. Johnson next year for second grade. Hint! Hint!
This year, Isaac has struggled with simply doing his work. He is a young boy who just wants to play and is so smart and creative that he has continually tried different ways of doing this. He started out by leaving his papers blank and then he tried hiding his papers. I guess he thought out of sight, out of mind, right? Next, he just randomly wrote numbers or words down so he could go to recess and he tried filling story pages up with writing the same words over and over and over. Mrs. Stevenson has really worked with me in encouraging Isaac to do his work and care about the quality of his work. Isaac is in the top reading group and does fine with math, yet has to work on it. Mrs. Stevenson has also encouraged me by telling me that Isaac is not a "bad" boy and that I haven't done anything wrong. We just have to stay on top of Isaac and love him, yet not let him get away with things. I appreciate the fact that Mrs. Stevenson "knows" her kids individually as well as collectively.
Mrs. Malpass, Mrs. Ross, and Ms. Trotter are also very dedicated teachers. Mrs. Trotter stayed after school one night to help Jonathan with a project, which I know she did not have to do. My daughter, Charis, is starting kindergarden at LCA next year and she asks at least once a week if she can have Mrs. Malpass for her teacher! I was a little concerned about Jonathan taking honors math, but Mrs. Malpass has done fantastic with him and she has given me ideas to help him at home. Jonathan always wants to get everything right and Mrs. Malpass has a way of calming him down and giving him positive encouragement. Mrs. Ross has mad both science and history fun and Jonathan comes home all excited about something he has learned.
Finally, Jonathan has become bold in his faith even in third grade. He has a friend down the street who is unchurched and Jonathan has encouraged me in his boldness of sharing Jesus with his friend! I know that a big part of this boldness comes from his experience at LCA. Thank you so much for all you do!
- Tracy Hamari
Mrs. Malpass is the greatest teacher I've ever come in contact in my 36 years on this earth. She is the most dedicated teacher I've met, attending L.C.A was a culture shock to my sons and and she made them feel very welcome their. Dealing with my son Jordan isn't the easiest task at times but she reaches him like no other and it's times that I have a hard time dealing with him. Mrs. Malpass is just the greatest period I really can't put into words just how great I think she is and I have some great people in my life but she tops the list and I mean when I met President Clinton I thought to myself that I met the greatest person in the world, that was until I met Mrs. Malpass are I realized that she was the greatest person I've met because she cares whole heartedly for her students! Honestly all the teachers are just great and it just not fair to ask about one cause honestly they are all great teachers and we all know it's difficult at times dealing with kids but all the teachers there don't let it show. I know God plays a major part in this but I got to believe that when you work with good people it makes working a happy time and makes the environment a happy place. You have a great staff!
- Damian K. Hunt