|Mary Austin and Chance Faulkner (ESBS students 2011-12)|
"My purpose was to address some common confusions about the Old Testament; confusions that I certainly had myself before studying at ESBS.
Ultimately I tried to help the girls have a better framework for understanding the Old Testament and where Jesus fits in to that history, and therefore how relevant it still is to us today! Afterwards I got some encouraging feedback from the girls, saying that I helped them understand certain concepts that they had always wondered about but had never had fully explained to them, like the covenants, the law, what happened to Israel and Judah during the books of Kings, and where the prophets fit into the story.
Personally, I just felt VERY blessed while preparing and leading the overview, by really seeing all that God taught me last year at school and seeing that he is being faithful to use me for his kingdom here in my new town and new country!
You guys are doing an amazing thing by being there, it is God's work and I am so thankful that you are there! We think about you guys and pray for you often."
"You then, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will be able to teach others as well." (2 Timothy 2:2)