Welcome Mr. Eckmann!
Amidst all the uncertainty of the past few months, one thing is certain. When school starts, (however it starts) we will have the same number of teachers as we did a few months ago! Later this month we will formally welcome Mr. Richard Eckmann to St. John’s. After graduating from MLC last spring, he was assigned to Nodine to teach 5th and 6th grade. Mr. Eckmann will also be serving as our Athletic Director.
The Apostle Paul said, “It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be pastors and teachers. Ephesians 4:11” While it’s true that teachers come from MLC, they are ultimately sent as a gift from our Lord. We get so used to receiving gifts from God (food, clothes, friendships, family, health, good weather) that we easily forget the origin of such blessings. These gifts, along with forgiveness and salvation, come from our Savior. So do the workers who labor among us.
Take a moment today to thank our God and pray that Mr. Eckmann’s first year of public ministry is filled with many blessings. Pray that our students, as they always do, will honor and respect him and all our teachers. Ask our Lord to continue to use our school as a solid foundation for developing the hearts and minds of Jesus’ lambs, knowing that they will be blessed by the Holy Spirit. Of this you can be certain.