After learning one of their teachers had cancer, an entire Presbyterian school came to sing under his bedroom window.
In case you need to regain your faith in humanity, this week, all 400 students of Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville showed up on their teacher’s front lawn to sing under his bedroom window. Latin teacher Ben Ellis has been battling cancer, and recently took time off of work to recover.
The principal of the school interrupted all classes and drove the entire student body and staff to Ellis’ front lawn. In an impromptu decision, parents and students received a letter from the principal that morning letting everyone know that the day’s schedule would be a bit different.
“I wanted to give you an update on this morning’s change of schedule and chapel for the high school, as it was a bit unorthodox, but sometimes that’s just how the Holy Spirit calls us to be.”
A parent from the Presbyterian school, Shannon Lee Seibert, stated that “over the course of last night and into this morning, three separate and unrelated people approached me saying that while praying they received a vision of the high school students and faculty singing praises on the front lawn of the home of Ben Ellis, our Latin teacher who is battling cancer and who loves a good hymn sing. So, we loaded the buses and cars and went.”
A fellow teacher, Leslie Ponder, explained:
“Ben is a beloved teacher, a father to several of our students, a friend to all, and most importantly, a follower of Christ. Ben is one of the godliest men I know. Ben is also battling cancer, and continues to give God glory and praise in every aspect of his life. Today, Ben needed some encouragement so our HS students stood in his driveway and sang worship songs of praise with him.”
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