We all know, the second wave of COVID 19 swept over our nation in April 2021 like a tsunami, exacerbating the socio-economic conditions. Within a few days, we realized how our intelligence, achievements, Science and Technology etc. were so inadequate to help us out. We lost our dear ones, relatives and friends. It was indeed a time of sorrow and mourning.
As Faith Academy family, we learnt to depend upon the LORD, who is the source of life. Prayers were continually ascending for the children, staff, parents and the nation. We soon experienced His peace and healing touch. We reminisced the words of the LORD JESUS CHRIST,
“Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you…
Let not your heart be troubled; neither let it be afraid”.
Faith Academy family rose up to the occasion to help meet the financial, psychological and emotional needs of children apart from their academic needs. Staff sacrificed their time to conduct creative activities, interactive sessions, wellness and happiness classes to engage the children and keep them happy and motivated. Counselling sessions were organized not only for children, but also for the parents.
Result Committee worked day and night, even on holidays to take care of Class X and XII children in connection with their grades and to ensure bright future.
Faith Academy family generously contributed for the daily necessities of the helpers and labourers.
With a smile on their face, gratitude emerged from their heart,
“Thank you Faith Academy family,
for taking care of me.”
Faith Academy family always stands for the depressed and downtrodden.
We have the Lord’s promise,
“I will extend peace… like a river.”
We have the beautiful Sutlej river in the northern part of India. It is not only a long river (1450 kms), but also wide (about 6 kms) making the land fertile and giving livelihood to men and cattle.
In the moonlight with tall trees on its banks near the foothills of the Himalayas, this river with its ever-running water looks so exquisite and beautiful!
May we all hold on to the peace and grace of the Lord and rise, move and shine!
All the Best!
Kudos to the Editorial Committee: their hard work is very much appreciated.
Dr. M. Kannan
Mrs. Arputhalatha Angels
People who have a positive outlook on life tend to accomplish more than those who look at life through dark-coloured glasses. Positive thinking may be nothing more than a mental exercise or natural optimism, whereas negative attitude is self-defeating.
The Bible says in Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy, meditate on these things”. Yes, God wants us to fill our minds with wholesome thoughts that give us a positive outlook on life and make us better people. God loves us and He is the source of everything true, noble, just, pure, lovely and of good report. When our minds are fixed on God and His Word, then He will give us the ability to accomplish all that He wants us to do; and that is something positive to think about!
Mrs. Neeta Mall
When 2020 started in full swing, nobody expected life to change so much. As we moved into the lockdown period, stress and hopelessness creeped in, and life seemed to go out of control.
However, we could renew our mindset with positive affirmations.
The most important thing during such critical times is to “Meet yourself where you are.” There is nothing we can do to change this, so remember to live the moment and take everything one step at a time.
The Holy Bible assures us in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”
Mrs. Sylvia Singh
Pre & Primary School
“For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” Hebrews 12:11
Children in their growing years are prepared for the challenges of the world. Mental strength isn't about acting tough or suppressing emotions. It's also not about being unkind or acting defiant. But it is about being trained to be resilient and to have the courage and confidence to reach their full potential.
With the choice of educational methods, emphasizing those which provide growth-stimulating experiences, children are moulded to grow toward fulfilment of their God-given potentialities.