My son is smart enough to succeed academically, but he doesn’t know it, yet.
Somewhere there is a teenager who has spent fruitless years in school, having not the confidence, the motivation, nor the support to do excellent schoolwork and get good grades. He is capable of academic success, but he just doesn’t know it yet.
My daughter is a child of God, but she doesn’t know it yet.
There is a girl who has never seen what God’s love for her looks like because either it’s never been shown to her, or she has seen too much in the world to make it seem impossible that there is a God who loves her. She is loved by God, but she doesn’t know it yet.
A successful life awaits him, but he doesn’t know it yet.
A boy is confounded as he tries to navigate the complexities of life… of developing healthy relationships with others, being trusted, finding ways to be a good friend to others. He is capable of thriving in life, but he doesn’t know it yet.
Her life has a purpose, but she doesn’t know it yet.
A young woman has been immersed or perhaps indulged in a life of self-centeredness, caring first for what she wants and not caring about the needs of others. She can put Christ in the center of everything and she can find a life of purpose, but she doesn’t know it yet.
These were the stories of the students we now serve, teenagers who are today in the midst of a life-changing experience because they are at Oakdale Christian Academy, a place where their heart and minds are cared for, where Christ’s message of redemption can more easily be heard.
Oakdale Christian Academy exists so the story of “not yet knowing” is no longer the case for those who attend.