Growing Pains by Karissa Pluck: Site Director
Changes that are for our good aren’t always easy.
Tiqvah has officially moved into our new space at Christ Presbyterian Church. With the help of some of our amazing volunteers we were able to move furniture and classroom supplies to our new building in only two trips. While packing up and preparing to move both staff and students havebeen reflecting on the time we have spent at St. Paul’s and cherishing the memories made there. One student who has been with Tiqvah for the last four years even said it makes her think of what packing for college would be like.
While we will miss our old space we have such a wonderful opportunity to create and really change things up to fit our students. Our physical space is not the only change that we willbe tackling this year. Tiqvah is now seven years old and like any other seven year old we still have quite a bit of growing to accomplish. We have seen our numbers grow and involvement in various schools increase. Yet still there is more to be done.
In founding Tiqvah, Sarah consulted first and foremost God and sought biblical basis for the work she wanted to do. In her search she found John 10:10, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” Our goal at Tiqvah is to help our students see beyond the troubles of life around them and see how God has so much more planned for them. To do this well, we still have to grow our staff, relationship building amongst students, volunteers, and partners. This is important for us to be united in Christ to display him to our kids. While we grow we anticipate rough patches, failures, and times when we won’t get it right. But the beauty of ministry is that God will accomplish his work regardless of ours.
We are SO excited to see all God will do in us, our students, and at our new location. Come join us and be part of seeking out abundant life for ourselves, our kids, staff, and all we come in contact with.