ammy Leslie was looking for a school for her 11-year-old daughter, Aubry. The Matanuska Christian School, one of the oldest Christian schools in Palmer, Alaska, was closing its doors at the end of the school year. And Leslie, who had worked in that school’s office for several years, was thinking of enrolling Aubrey in Amazing Grace Academy (AGA).
When Leslie told her friends what she was thinking, someone told her, “Be careful; I don’t think those people believe in Jesus.”
“I’m fairly certain they do,” Leslie replied.
She contacted the school, and had a conversation with Cerise Bailey, then office manager of AGA. That conversation led to others, and an introduction to Cerise’s husband, Dane, who is the principal and teacher of grades 5 and 6 at AGA. Aubrey was enrolled at AGA.
Leslie, who had a fairly good ... »