Pray for Israel

“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”

Genesis 12:3

      During Winter Break, Pastor and Mrs. Walter, Mr. Fry, Mrs. Parker, Miss Cole, and two of our seniors had the privilege of travelling on a Holy Land tour to Israel along with twelve other members and friends of Latham Bible Baptist Church. This trip provided an opportunity to walk where Jesus walked and to get to know Him better. It was also a reminder of the importance of praying for the nation of Israel. The Bible provides several ways we should pray faithful for this tiny country.

First, we should pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Psalm 122 gives this command along with the promise of blessing to those who do so. We should pray for peace within the walls and prosperity for the leadership of the country.

Second, we should pray for Israel to recognize and accept their Messiah, Jesus Christ. While many Jews have accepted Jesus as their Savior, many have continued to reject Him and await another. The prophecies of Isaiah 53 and many other Scriptures were fulfilled when Jesus lived, died, and resurrected nearly 2,000 years ago.

Third, we should pray for Israel to be united. Joel 3 gives the promise of unity one day. With three world religions claiming Jerusalem as a holy city, this request may seem nearly impossible. We can be grateful that God has promised to accomplish this when He rules and reigns from this city one day.

Fourth, we should pray for the United States to honor Israel. In this political season, the small nation of Israel seems to get kicked around to score points for one side or the other. The verse quoted above promises that God will honor those who honor His people. We must never let our political leaders forget this important promise.

The trip to the Holy Land was truly the trip of a lifetime for those of us who could attend. It is our hope and prayer that we can serve as a reminder to all Christians to pray faithfully for God to work in the land where His Son once walked this earth.


As enrollment season begins, we hope that each family will carefully pray and consider God’s will for their children’s education. We realize that it is a high honor to be entrusted with the education of each child enrolled in our academy. We also know that our system works best when families are able to follow the scope and sequence throughout our established program.

If you have any questions about the enrollment process, please contact Mrs. Kettlewood in our school office. Of course, if you know of others who may benefit from our Christ-centered curriculum and loving faculty and staff, please tell them about us.

New registration has now started, and we do not want any of our current families to be disappointed that there is no room for their child. All families wishing to return this fall must complete the re-enrollment process. If you need new copies of any information, please visit our website or contact Mrs. Kettlewood.

Please also remember that we provide a $35 discount for those who re-enroll their students before April 1, as we are then better able to make plans for the coming school year.

Bus Transportation

If you are planning on using public school bussing for your student this fall, or even considering doing so, it is critically important for you to contact your local transportation department as soon as possible.

New York policy requires parents to notify their local districts no later than April 1 with a request for transportation. If you miss this deadline, you probably will not be able to receive transportation to school.

If you need contact information, please see Mrs. Kettlewood or Mrs. Mein. Some districts have provided us with forms to be completed as well.

Science Fair / Open House

Please make plans now to be with us on Thursday evening, March 10, starting at 7:00, for our annual drop-in open house. Our theme this year is Passport to the World, and each child attending will receive a special gift. We will also have snacks and activities throughout our building that night, including a science fair in our gym.

Each student in 1st through 12th grades will be expected to complete a project for this science fair. You will be receiving more information about this in the next couple of weeks. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s science teacher.

We are looking forward to a fun evening and hope that each current family and perhaps many new ones will join us for this trip “around the world” right here on our school campus.

Lost and Found

Mrs. Donnelly, our volunteer librarian, also oversees our lost and found. If you recognize any of the items below, please visit the lost and found bin in our library.

Gray gym bag- gym shirt and shorts, orange socks and sneakers size 6-hanes

Black boots- orange stripe

Navy sleeveless sweater-oswald

Navy sweater- size xxl-gap kids

Navy sweater –Patangay Bros

Navy sweater- Nukutavake sz – 16

Navy sweater- American Eagle-red/white collar

Navy sweater – Express –small

Black fleece coat- brown lining-medium

Gray coat- red lining- RSN

Dress pants-874

Hats-navy, black, red

Sneakers- reebok-8 ½

T-shirt- true blood

Leopard blanket

Hair brush- silver plastic

Pencil case- blue tech gear

T-shirts -2- white

White uniform shirt-s/s-16

Long sleeve shirt- blue-16-16 ½

Gray t-shirt- Watervliet clinic

Secondary Fine Arts

Students in grades 7 through 12 will be competing at the state fine arts festival to be held in Binghamton next Friday, March 4. LCA students interested in entering in speech, preaching, digital photography, crafts, singing, instrumental music, or any other category should contact Mrs. O’Rourke for more information.

We are looking forward to an exciting day at Central Baptist Christian Academy in Binghamton with other New York Association of Christian Schools ministries.

Students in grades 4 through 6 will hold their competition here at LCA on Friday, May 6. We will be sending out more information on this special day in the coming weeks.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events


March 3 – Senior Lunch – Macaroni and Cheese

March 4 – Secondary Fine Arts Festival

March 10 – Senior Lunch – Sloppy Joes

March 10 – 7:00 PM – Open House

March 16 – Progress Reports Issued (Grades 1-12)