A Message From The Co-Founders

 With every adversity is the seed for greater or equivalent benefit,” so states Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich.  That quote strikes a chord and resonates in our souls as we come to grips with the reality that New Covenant Christian Academy’s forced closure was not the stepping stone to our ministry re-launching in a prime location serving thousands of students in the future; but, the segue to projected greater levels of service far beyond the borders of a building in the City of Plainfield.

 

The months since New Covenant Christian Academy closed in August 2013 have provided much time for reflection and response.  When dreams are trampled underfoot through no fault of your own, indeed, in spite of the most valiant efforts on your part, it is all too easy to become cynical and embittered and give up serving others.  We thank God for righteous resilience as we look outside ourselves to our Providential Paragon, the One who never moves without purpose or plan.  Make no mistake about it, we mourn the end of New Covenant Christian Academy, an incredible school where staff had the privilege of training academically equipped, spiritually minded leaders who’ll make a difference in the world.  But we know God will work all things together for good, turning our mourning into dancing, because when all is said and done, the legacy lives on in the lives of everyone who participated in NCCA’s ministry.

 

Isaiah 43:19 has been an enormous comfort to us as we move through requisite activities associated with the current transition we must manage.  Of course assistance and encouragement from members of the NCCA, Inc. Board of Directors has been a blessing, too.  We thank God for fellow co-laborers in Christ who also think it not robbery to selflessly serve others for the advancement of the kingdom and betterment of society.  The aforementioned verse is worth noting, “Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it?  I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”  New Covenant Christian Academy’s closure and the harsh reality that it is not feasible to re-open the school has brought about massive changes, however, we’re also excited about the new focus of NCCA, Inc.  By expanding services we rendered on a small scale, we may actually have greater impact in the lives we seek to serve.  Equipping student leaders to succeed will always be our passion, but now we know we can assist parents and grandparents in greater numbers in their quest to be more productive as we offer workshops for those constituents.  There is much work we can still do and will do with God’s help and divine direction.  Please pray for us as we pursue our on-going desire to be agents of transformative change.

 

Queintard DeGeneste and Stephanie DeGeneste