CELEBRATING THE IMPACT
Felicia Pierce, Brainerd High School Alum
I am Felicia Pierce. I am a Board Member of Bible in the Schools. I am also an alumna of Bible History and a graduate of Brainerd High School.
I am sure that many, if not all of you, would agree that it is amazing to be able to look back over our lives, especially those middle and high school years, and wonder how we made it from there to here. In fact, if you are like me you are saying, “Thank God, I survived!”
As I look back over my life, I can stand here and testify that I am truly grateful for Bible in the Schools. As a student I struggled with low self-esteem, determining where I fit in, and finding my identity. These struggles impacted my behavior and attitude. I was raised in the church; however, like a lot of people, I compartmentalized my study and application of the Bible to Sundays while struggling all the other days of the week. Taking Bible History allowed me personally to choose to interject the Bible, the most important book of my life, and its values, into my everyday life. Through classroom lessons and homework assignments that most certainly pushed me academically, Bible History gave me the opportunity to apply the powerful words and precepts of the Bible into the very environment and situations where I struggled the most.
In looking back over my life, without the assistance of the Bible in the Schools program, I don’t think I would have been able to make the mental and behavior shifts necessary to be successful in maturing to the adult I am today. I have experienced firsthand the value and importance of Bible History classes in the life of a student. That is why I support and advocate for this worthy mission. When you give to Bible in the Schools, you are investing not in a program, an organization, or a board, but in the lives of real kids like me who will forever be impacted by your gift of Bible History for our public schools.