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 struck a chord and resonated in our souls in early 2014 as we came 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 years 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 thanked God for righteous resilience as we looked outside ourselves to the One who never moves without purpose or plan.  Make no mistake about it, there are times we still 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 God worked all things together for good, and He turned our mourning into dancing.  Why?  Because not only does the legacy of our school live on in the lives of everyone who participated in New Covenant Christian Academy’s ministry, but in January 2017 Quinn's 22-year battle with advanced heart failure culminated in a heart transplant.  The road to recovery from such an involved surgery has been anything but easy, but progress has been steady.

 Isaiah 43:19 has been an enormous comfort to us as we moved through requisite activities associated with health issues and retooling our non-profit organization, New Covenant Christian Association, Inc.   The aforementioned verse is worth citing, “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 was not feasible to re-open the school brought about massive changes; however, we’re also remain excited about the new focus of NCCA, Inc.  By expanding services we rendered on a smaller scale, we have had greater impact in the lives we seek to serve.  Equipping student leaders to succeed will always be our passion, but now we can also assist increasing numbers of teachers, parents, and grandparents  in their quest to be more productive as we offer workshops for those constituents.  There is much work we continue to 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