Heartworks Ministry at Crescent Hill

Working to turn the hearts and lives of inner city children, youth and their families towards Christ and academic excellence.

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Entries from September 2009

Hey, we’re on TV again!

September 18th, 2009 · No Comments

We are very thankful to God for another positive story in the local media this week about Jubilee Academy!

The original story can be found here. Check out the other stories about us at the top of the sidebar of this page. Thank you for your support and prayers.

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AMAZING PROVISION brings JOY and FAITH!

September 18th, 2009 · No Comments

I am so excited that I can hardly type - Two of us had to hold back our paychecks from last Monday because our bank account would be overdrafted. Today is Friday and I personally have $17 in my own account, so I was beginning to fret about the weekend with two girls living with me and Todd home for a visit.

I was on the phone in the car with Joy (Rose Hill Pres. church secretary and our bookkeeper) going over the numbers now that I was headed to the bank with a deposit of $600. Joy said we still couldn’t make it - we would be in the hole $2000 still - I was sad, but am a firm believer that THIS is GOD”S MINISTRY and HE is in charge of PROVISIONS! For ten years of ups and downs, Jehovah Jirah has provided and we have NEVER had to shut our doors - all the while MANY wonderful CHRISTIAN business folks who LOVE us suggested it. They have an extremely hard time with the FAITH part of ministry funding.

So - I told Joy I would only make one phone call and we would wait upon God to see what He would do by the end of today. She prayed with me on the phone while I leaned on the van at Zesto’s drinking a diet coke (a comfort drink). I got in the car, drove off and dialed the one phone call - one of those automated directory things came on and I was trying to figure out what to press when a Board Member beeped in. I took his call, to hear him say ——– “Sandee, I just decided that I am will bring this month’s gift and next month’s gift over today, so expect $2000.” I whispered - “When did you decide this?” He said, “just in the last few minutes, why?” I had to tell him that Joy and I had prayed NOT 3 MINUTES before - we both got teary and rejoiced.

I drove quickly back to Jubilee, gathered everyone from their classrooms to the living room to share the story of how God SO QUICKLY had sent the exact amount we needed for the two paychecks. Three little ones wanted to pray - I am sure God was blessed by their sincere, precious words of Thanksgiving.

They went back to class and I walked into the office to have Kari hand me an envelope from a volunteer and friend who had come by while I was gone those 15 minutes. In the envelope was a letter explaining her planned summer mission trip which for many reasons God had kept her from taking, along with a check for $1000 which was the refund from the airline for her unused ticket.

If you don’t think I have chills and am laughing out loud - just think about it!!! Oh my goodness - That check was in the works for us back in July. The $2000 was decided upon today -God IS AMAZING and we should NOT be surprised, but are FULL of JOY and are growing EVERY DAY in FAITH and TRUST that HE WILL take care of HIS work!

May all who read this be encouraged!

Blessings,

Sandee

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Camp Cedar Cliff is a FABULOUS experience for our children!

September 17th, 2009 · No Comments

Jessica was an assistant CIT for the summer which changed her life!

Jessica was an assistant CIT for the summer which changed her life!

Isaiah became a quick climber!

Isaiah became a quick climber!

We LOVE Montreat in the summer!

We LOVE Montreat in the summer!

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Calling Committed Volunteers!

September 17th, 2009 · No Comments

Come join in the Year of Promise

Ms. Sharp is amazing with her older students!

Ms. Sharp is amazing with her older students!

 

Mr. McQueen is our Math Professor for grades one through twelve.

Mr. McQueen is our Math Professor for grades one through twelve.

Mrs. Watt is such an expert on so many things! She is a JOY!

Mrs. Watt is such an expert on so many things! She is a JOY!

Mrs. Jane Simoneau is a wonderful library volunteer!

Mrs. Jane Simoneau is a wonderful library volunteer!

- Experiencing Excellence EVERY DAY! We need help in every area of our organization. You may contact us at the office by calling 803-252-4236, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please speak to Mrs. Kari Heffron to begin the volunteer process. You will be blessed!

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Jubilee students get academic needs met with specialized attention!

September 17th, 2009 · No Comments

Our Todd is THE ONE our children want to follow. He is a marvelous example for them and spends quality time with them as often as possible.

Our Todd is THE ONE our children want to follow. He is a marvelous example for them and spends quality time with them as often as possible.

Learning practical life skills is fun with Mr. Bray!
Learning practical life skills is fun with Mr. Bray!
Mr. Sultan helps the second and third graders with advanced work.

Mr. Sultan helps the second and third graders with advanced work.

Navaeh is learning to hammer nails in preparation for a building project.

Navaeh is learning to hammer nails in preparation for a building project.

At Jubilee Academy our students are able to “catch up” on skills they never mastered and move quickly through new concepts with the master teachers. God sends amazing veterans who are able to help students take great steps towards acadmic excellence - fulfilling our mission! THANK YOU to all who give sacrificially of their time and finances to teach and train our students. Each has God-given potential and we want to help them fulfill every aspect of it!

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2009-2010 Year of Promise! Experiencing Excellence EVERY DAY!

September 17th, 2009 · No Comments

The need grows - our budget shows it! Excellence is expensive BUT the rewards are priceless! We have added superb staff members who bring new gifts and are making HUGE impacts on all of our student body and Jubilee family! Both new teachers are fluent in Spanish, one leads in singing each morning after the pledges - music opens and uses both sides of our brains which prepares our children beautifully for starting academics each day. Our Yearlong Theme: TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES! We are creating a powerful curriculum using The Bible as our text. All ages are studying Genesis 1 - Life of Moses during this year of a Three Year Plan. Each month we will focus on one of the Ten Commandments and one of The Beatitudes. It is fun to watch our children working harder than ever and pushing themselves to excellence.

Please take this opportunity to share in this year of Promise and Excellence - Our new accreditation with South Carolina Independent School Association and additional work on fine tuning the organization of Heartworks community ministry and Jubilee Academy is bringing us to a new level. We’ve been dreaming of the time when things worked this well - Please GIVE to help make this possible - our budget for this school year includes so many marvelous experiences for our children and parents ($300,000) and we NEED your help! Those who already give are able to share in the JOY and expectation of how God will manifest their investment in the lives of others! Thank you -

Mr. Sultan shows his K-3 group maps of the world.

Mr. Sultan shows his K-3 group maps of the world.

First week of school is always in the mtns. of NC!

First week of school is always in the mtns. of NC!

Morning music to open up our brains and praise God!

Morning music to open up our brains and praise God!

Isaiah on climbing wall at Camp Cedar Cliff!

Isaiah on climbing wall at Camp Cedar Cliff!

Mr. Sultan and class show off their "green thumbs".

Mr. Sultan and class show off their

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