Andrews Christian Academy, an Adventist elementary school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, recently became the first Iowa-Missouri Conference school to receive a matching grant designed to aid schools and families with expenses during the coronavirus pandemic.
The grant, which provides $200 per student to any of the conference’s 12 elementary schools that raise the same amount, is funded partly by the conference and partly from the Mid-America Union.
On Sabbath, Oct. 24, I was pleased to present ACA principal Julie Olson with $6,000 in matching funds for their 30 students. The combined funds of $12,000 will go a long way in helping support the school and these students during these challenging times.
I was also pleased to present the school with seven Nathan Greene prints depicting the seven days of creation. The prints were provided by the Hart Institute as part of a division-wide effort to keep the creation story daily before students in Adventist schools throughout North America.