Teacher Appreciation Sunday

Teachers are important people in our communities and in the lives of our children. Each of us can probably remember a teacher who had a lasting impact on our lives as we grew up through childhood and adolescence. I can remember my junior boys Sunday School class teacher who was named Leon Lambert. He was a faithful servant of the Lord who loved to teach and preach the Word of God. As a teenager, he also gave me one of my first jobs helping him pick up and deliver chairs and couches that he would reupholster for customers. I also remember Mrs. Butler; she helped me pass the second grade the second time I went through it. In my fifth-grade year, I remember my teacher in public school that began our class with a Bible story and a prayer. She also taught us how to do cross stitching, and we all cross stitched a square of a significant part of our nation’s history for the bicentennial; she made it into a quilt and entered it into the fair from our class. I remember my square was the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. She was a wonderful lady and strict. I am thankful for every teacher in every school that teaches truth, real history, real science, and is really interested in the well-being of their students. I am thankful for every Christian teach in secular education who is seeking to be an influence of righteousness in a secular society. My family has been blessed with wonderful teachers who have had a helpful impact on each of our children-and most of all, my wife, Teri, as a home school mom. Our church is blessed to have a team of wonderful teachers who teach in our Sunday School, Children’s Church, and Wednesday Bible Club ministries. These servants of the Lord are faithful to prepare lessons and help their students understand the truth of the Word of God. This year two of our longest-term teachers decided it was time to step down after over four decades of serving in the lives of children in the ministry of Summerville Baptist Church. Thank you, Mrs. Beickel and Mrs. Flippo, for your years of faithful ministry in the lives of children in the ministry of Summerville Baptist Church. Today, we express our sincere gratitude for those who serve to bless the lives of others with the imparting of truth in teaching and who follow the example of the greatest teacher ever, Jesus.