The annual partnership report: financial aid, fundraising, and a look back at 2017-18

Dear Life-changer,

Your kindness and compassion transform lives through education. Because of your support, the students who walk through the doors of Mustard Seed go on to high school, college, and beyond. They succeed and flourish. And they give back to their communities.

As we prepare to move forward with this school year, we also look back at last year through or annual report.

Th annual report this year is the story of what you’ve made happen this past year at Mustard Seed School. I hope that you feel the joy and love that goes into our educational program. You’re doing amazing work here.  You can download the full annual report in .pdf  or browse some of the stories that you made possible at the end of this blog post.

Every good story has a conflict, an obstacle to overcome. The Mustard Seed story is no different. The need for need-based financial aid has far outstripped the resources that we’ve been able to raise. The truth is, it’s been a nail-biter of a year when it comes to providing aid to families.

You’re generous. God is good and faithful. We don’t know how the financial story will unfold, but we press on to live out the misson that’s so precious to us. To deliver an exceptional education that’s not exclusively for the wealthy, but for everyone on the socio-economic spectrum. I truly believe that education is the great equalizer.

I hope you sense the important role that you’ve played this past year when you read the annual partnership report. Fifty percent of our students would not have attended school this year without you. Thanks!

As we look to the year ahead, will you join me in prayer for the students and their families, and specifically for the financial aid program?

I don’t know how God will provide, but I continue to celebrate the work God’s doing among us. I’m in awe of God’s faithfulness these past 39 school years. And I celebrate your remarkable partnership. Mustard Seed would not be the same without you.

I send along my deepest thanks, from the bottom of my heart.

 

enjoy Some of the stories that you made possible this year

 

Thomas Postema

THOMAS S. POSTEMA, Head of School

Mr. Postema has been the head of MSS since July 2011. He has over 30 years of experience in education and has been a MSS parent, an Advisory Council member, and donor to the school.