As we reflect on the past year, we are humbled by God’s faithfulness to guide our vision for Christ-centered education. Thanks to His favor and your generosity, we are moving forward toward our goals! Here is a brief summary of our ministry’s impact in 2022:
- We awarded $1,475 in scholarships, for a grand total of $5,100 given since 2018.
- We tutored our first student, who increased one letter grade in reading, science and social studies
- We conducted five Bible studies during tutorial sessions.
- An adult learner earned her certificate from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, thanks to a scholarship we provided.
Eugenia enrolled her son in our tutoring program this year, and here’s what she had to say: “Bright Destiny Learning Center’s tutorial has been a godsend to my family! Anthony was diagnosed with ADHD this school year. That, on top of COVID, has made for a stressful year. With the assistance he has received from Dr. Sanks, his grades have improved tremendously.”
This is just the beginning, and with additional resources, we can do even more for our community and the Kingdom of God in the upcoming year.
We have embarked on a 5-year capital campaign to educate the next generation of Jesus followers. In 2023 we will be seeking generous donors to partner with us in funding Bright Destiny Learning Center (BDLC), a cutting-edge educational facility for children from all backgrounds. A $34.6 million budget has been proposed to build a technology-rich institution that will prepare kids for college and beyond.
As we ramp up fundraising for BDLC, we will continue moving forward with our online tutoring program. Our skilled tutors are available year-round for remediation, enrichment, test preparation and summer learning. Our goal is to provide students with a strong spiritual and academic foundation through the use of biblically-based curriculum.
Professional development and continuing education will remain a focus in the new year, as we seek to provide scholarships to career-minded individuals enrolling in Christian colleges and universities. We want to develop disciples of Christ who desire to make a difference in their communities and around the world.
Would you prayerfully consider making a tax-deductible gift to help us start 2023 strong?
We appreciate your partnership as we invest in brighter futures for a brighter tomorrow.