Ten years ago I taught 6th graders at Grace Christian School in Deephaven, Minnesota. I loved it. Pouring my life into young people was (and still is) a passion of mine. After all those years, I recently heard from one of my former students. It was so encouraging to hear about what God is doing in her life and how she remembers 6th grade as the year she started making a habit of reading the Bible on her own. She is now a junior at Bethel University in Minnesota with a burden to share her faith in Christ. I was so blessed to read this article and to be a small part of the story God is writing in her life.
So, if you're a teacher, be encouraged. You're making a difference. Many times you won't get to see the fruit of your labor, but God is at work! BTW ... if you're a former 6th grade student of mine, I'd love to hear from you!