We found it necessary and advantageous to reorganize some of our academic structure and staffing this fall. Due to the low number of Junior High students, we have combined a few of our basic classes to free up a few staff hours to use elsewhere in the ministry. Whenever you make changes, there is a little trepidation - but the Lord has helped us to make those changes and engage our students in an education that not only meets a mandatory part of our program, but also serves to develop a biblical worldview that is foundational to what they are receiving here at Victory Academy. So far, the guys are responding well. Please pray that they will continue to develop good learning habits and will be stretched to think beyond the facts to the core issues with which we are challenging them.
This month Pastor Dan Raught and Ben Barrick were able to attend the Wisconsin Association of Christian School Conference in the Wisconsin Dells. They both represented VAFB and Wildheart and attended helpful and encouraging workshops meant to sharpen our thinking and skills as educators. One of the great highlights was connecting with so many people who have learned about Victory’s ministry over the years and encouraged us to keep on in this vital rescue of young men in need.