Greetings, Dear Mission Of Hope Friends;
We have been privileged and blessed to serve many schools throughout the rural Appalachian Communities we go too. But there is none more special than Beckham Bates Elementary School in Isom, KY. The hallways and classrooms exude the pride of the students and staff that attends there. It is with great sadness that we have learned from the school principal that Beckham Bates will be closing at the end of this current school year in May. The students and their families and the staff are all distraught that this moment has come. At the present time, the plans are being developed as to where all of the Beckham Bates students will attend school in the future. As I learn more details, I will keep you updated.
The Principal at the school actually asked us to keep their school and the students and their families uplifted in prayer. I felt honored that he asked us to do that and I am humbly appealing to you to do just that. We have had the privilege of sharing with this school that God loves them and that Jesus is their Greatest Source of Hope.
Thanks for your friendship and support and for all you do to help us extend The Hope.
Emmette Thompson, Executive Director – Mission Of Hope