WCA February 2023 School Newsletter

To Connect And Reflect The Values Of WCA To Its
Families And Students…

What Is Love?

Most people think about love when they think of Valentine’s Day. There are many ways we can express love. Although many people focus on romantic love, I think it is an invaluable opportunity to focus on and to cherish all the loving connections we have in our lives. It’s important to express to our friends and family how much their love and support means to us even as we continue to cultivate meaningful relationships in every area of our lives.

Do you remember what it was like to give gifts and/or to spontaneously have a special date night out with your spouse, or maybe even to enjoy a movie night with family or friends? These surprises are so much more fun than a planned festivity. It’s exciting to see their eyes light up when they realize… It’s all about them!

In 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 we learn about “the true meaning of love.”

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”

Prayer is a form of “love in action.” As we journey through 2023, let’s focus on what God says love is and apply it to every relationship we have. This month and throughout this year, let’s focus on expressing God’s kind of love to our family, friends, and those who so desperately need Christ. Only then will they know that we are Christians…literally by seeing and experiencing His love flowing in and through us.

Students, maybe this could be an opportunity for you to let your teachers know how much you love and appreciate them. Your family and friends also need that special gift of love as well. God’s kind of love truly changes the way we look and interact with those around us. Prayer changes everything when overflowing from a heart of love.

Maybe focus on that one IRREGULAR person in your life and allow God to use you to melt their hearts and cause them to see JESUS in a way they have never seen Him revealed previously. Pray for them consistently.

Every day brings new opportunities to allow Jesus to shine in and through us.

Determine to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in just one person’s life this month!

You can do this!


February 14th – Valentine’s Day

February 20th – President’s Day – WCA Office Closed! School Holiday.

If your child is struggling—academically or emotionally—a midyear transfer to WCA can give them the support they need. Enrollments for the spring semester are now being accepted. WCA has OPEN ENROLLLMENT!

If you have questions, call us at 800-868-5839.

“The just man walketh in his integrity. His children are blessed after him.” Proverbs 20:7 KJV

“The righteous man who walks in integrity and lives life in accord with his [godly] beliefs— How blessed [happy and spiritually secure] are his children after him [who have his example to follow].” Proverbs 20:7 Amplified Version


Have you ever tried praying for something, and just didn’t know the exact words to say? According to the scripture below, God knows our hearts, and the Holy Spirit will make intercession for us when we don’t even know what to say! Praise God that He knows our thoughts, desires, and the intent of our hearts, and will make petitions on our behalf when we don’t even know what to pray.

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.” Romans 8:26-27

“The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16)

“Pray without ceasing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) We hope that these Scriptures on intercession encourage you as you seek the Lord each day in prayer. Whether you have been praying for someone for a few weeks or for many years, don’t stop praying. PRAYER CHANGES EVERYTHING!

WCA is praying for YOU!



Congratulations Graduates! We are so proud of you!


Anthony Hew Len-De la Pena Jr.


Seneca McCook

Steven Phillips

Devin Searles


Michael Coelho

Zoe Esau

Morgan Gillingham

Savannah Gillingham

Jack Pontious

Hannah Rector

Shout Out from one of our WCA missionary families in Cofradia.

“A great opportunity has come for Emma to enroll in a Dual-Credit program with her High School (Western Christian Academy which we highly recommend as an Home-school option!) and College of Biblical Studies in Houston.”


Photo #1: L-R: Isabella, Mom Abby, Dad, Myron, and Sophia

Photo #2: L-R: Sophia, Front: Mom, Abby, Back: Dad, Myron and Right: Isabella

WCA Introduces 9th Grade Student

Sophia Yoder


This is our 3rd year being a part of Western Christian Academy. Our daughters Isabella and Sophia began attending WCA in order to receive a great education when other schooling was no longer an option. We stayed at WCA because we loved the freedom it has afforded us as a family. The team of teachers have been supportive, encouraging, and helpful.

We live in rural PA and have a small hobby farm including ducks, chickens, guinea hens, and a Great Pyrenees named Leo who helps keep all the animals safe.

As a family we enjoy swimming and fishing in the pond in the summer and ice skating in the winter. We love to be outside and are so thankful for the land on which God has given us to live.

Isabeli, WCA 2023 Graduate

Congratulations Isabeli!

L-R: Mom, (Christine), Alyssa -2nd Grade, Isabeli – 12th Grade, 2023 Graduate



Introducing WCA Middle School Graduate
WCA 9th Grade Student – Sophia Yoder
Sophia says this about her experience at WCA:

I love Western Christian Academy because I can work at my own pace. The school provides high quality education that is not overwhelming. Not only that, but also all the teachers are very helpful and encouraging.

My favorite teacher at WCA is Mr. Christiansen. I love the weekly encouragement he sends out. He is not afraid to challenge us, but he does it in a loving way.

My favorite subject this year is Spanish. I love learning about different Spanish-speaking countries and how to communicate with the people who live there!

One of my hobbies is playing basketball. My favorite part about basketball is playing defense, or when I get a fast-break. I also enjoy dancing, wood work, and outdoor activities. In the future I would like to do some kind of ministry. I would also like to learn more about prophetic dance.

I am very thankful for the family, school, and opportunities God has given me. I am excited to see where he takes me and my family in the future!

One of her teachers, Mr. Christensen says this about Sophia:

“Sophia is very much a blessing, and an encourager herself. I love reading her responses to my weekly messages. I can tell she loves Jesus, and the Word of God.

You DO have a CHOICE to educate your children with a quality education, presented from a Biblical worldview. At WCA you get all this plus individualized instruction at an affordable price!

Together we can change our world for the glory of God!

“Investing in our nation’s students by providing them with a quality Christian education ensures that America has a bright future.”