A Moment with Mrs. Mavin
It has been such a privilege over the past year to see God’s faithfulness to LCS including our 2020 end of the year giving campaign despite COVID and bringing new Godly families and staff to LCS. These blessings have been prayed for by faithful families for many years. Additionally, over the past few weeks we have seen God continue to provide through the Feed the Need fundraiser. When I sought God for an amount to raise, I knew that He wanted us to dream big and He reminded me daily about having faith to remember that He can do incredibly more than we can even ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). $100,000 was a huge amount to be raised, but God has graciously provided! We will use these funds to cover the cost of the 10,000 meals being sent to Haiti and to enhance the ministry of LCS by strengthening our functional impact using an historical Biblical worldview through service, leadership and education. In the weeks to come I will share more about how these funds will be used.
Throughout my life God has been faithful. If you do not know my journey, at 24 I was pregnant and was told I had cancer. Almost 2 weeks later after giving birth, removing a tumor, and getting many tests done, I was told I had 2 weeks to live. Although that year was one of the most difficult of my life, God showed me His faithfulness in so many unique ways. Pastor Mavin ended up buzz cutting my hair as the chemo started causing my hair to fall out. After all the treatments, almost 9 months later, my hair started growing back. It was a daily reminder of God’s faithfulness. We have pictures on our wall at home to memorialize that time so we do not forget.
In the Old Testament, the Israelites memorialized and remembered how God did the impossible. Dying my hair and now cutting my hair very short is a reminder to all of us that the Lord works in the lives of His people and brings to pass what was thought impossible. This year needs to be marked by a “memorial” so that we will not forget. Daily the LCS families will see my hair growth and remember to pray for the kids in Haiti and praise God for what He has done. It is my prayer that by doing so our students will not remember me but will be reminded of God’s faithfulness to all generations. Over the years as students remember my crazy hair and it getting cut, please take the time to direct them to rejoice in His amazing goodness to LCS.
I look forward to all that God has in store for LCS in the years to come. Great is His Faithfulness!