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With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

Isaiah 12:3

It is such a blessing to be a part of a school that goes beyond academics. Trinity excels academically but it’s their spiritual emphasis and all the teaching beyond the classroom, that is most important to me.
When we adopted Zoe, she had never been to school in her life. We started in our local public school and after a little over 2 years she was on grade level. At that time we applied to a magnet school and Trinity, where the rest of my children attended. She ended up getting accepted to both and I really struggled with where to send her because there are no other students of “color” at Trinity. We decided to give it a try to keep all the kids together. This is her 2nd year at Trinity and it has been a perfect fit. The students and staff have all been amazing and Zoe could not be happier! I can also see how the Lord had a plan in her being there. He has used her to open hearts to adoption and also open eyes to the needs and realities of daily life for so many others all over the world. It’s easy to go about our day to day lives and continue to live in our little bubble. The Lord has used her in mighty ways in my life and our family and it’s exciting to see how He continues to use her life for His glory.
One of Trinity’s staff members and SKIP’s Coach has spearheaded Project GIVE at Trinity. The goal is to raise enough $ to build 2 wells in Zambia. Coach Barringer was actually able to travel last month to the area where the wells will be built. The bottom video documents some of Trinity’s students and staff on their trek for water and the struggle to carry it back. Hard to imagine anyone, much less a child, doing this daily. However, that was a reality for Zoe and she shares some of what her life in Ethiopia was like with SKIP in an interview in the top video. Thank you Trinity for teaching our children to give thanks for the things we so often take for granted as well as an opportunity to get involved in being the hands and feet of Jesus for the least of these!

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40

SchoolTube – Zoe’s Story

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