A Grandmother's Prayer
Maxine, the grandmother of second grader Kamilah, had been praying that God would provide a new school for her. Both Maxine and her daughter Ranita wanted a new school for Kamilah, but which one and where? A few weeks ago Maxine prayed again, sat down at her computer and began a search for a school. The first link that came up was Praise Academy and an article about Jo and John Zimmel who had moved to Louisiana from Minnesota to spend their retirement teaching at Praise Academy in the Lakeside neighborhood of Shreveport. Maxine knew the Lakeside area well because she grew up in the neighborhood. So, the next day she drove to Yale Street and found the school. Walking in she was greeted by Mary Grams, the pre-school teacher. Maxine said, “I felt peace and relief when I first came in the building. I cried I was so overwhelmed.” Mary and Maxine talked about the mission and vision of Praise Academy. They prayed together for Kamilah, and set up an appointment with Joan Pingel, the principal to discuss admission.
On Monday, February 4th, Kamilah started school at Praise Academy. Everyday Kamilah tells her teachers how happy she is to be there.
God answered a grandmother’s prayer.
A Grandmother’s Prayer