It has now been 13 years since I left the Grand Rapids area to serve at the new Faith Christian School in my hometown Randolph. I had served as editor of Beacon Lights for about a year before moving to Wisconsin and taking up teaching grades 1-4. Developments with the internet made it possible for me to continue my work as editor from Wisconsin. Since then, the Lord has blessed me with a wonderful wife and 5 delightful children. Faith Christian School has grown and developed, and I enjoyed the privilege of teaching at the various grade levels through 8th grade and serving for a time as principal.
The Lord has now led me to serve at another young school, Trinity High School of Hull, Iowa. Trinity began two years ago with a freshmen class, and has now completed its second year having added the sophomore class. The Lord has blessed this school and I now look forward to joining in with the work and growth of covenant education at the high school level.
With this move I am thankful that I am able to continue serving as editor of Beacon Lights with my wife, Jeanine, managing the subscriptions and other business. The work has been a blessing to us, and I anticipate that the experience will help with my teaching of high school students; and the work with these students will inspire new ideas and growth for Beacon Lights.
Last year the Federation of Young People’s Societies helped to reorganize the Beacon Lights staff somewhat so that a local staff in the Grand Rapids area could meet together face to face and help provide support for soliciting articles. Ryan Barnhill has organized meetings with a support staff which has been of great help with the work of Beacon Lights. I am very thankful for the work they do looking for writers for articles. I would like to encourage any readers who have suggestions, topics, or ideas for articles to contact either me or Ryan. We would love to hear from you.
Email address remains the same: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing Address for Beacon Lights is now
1618 First Street
Hull, Iowa 51239