Farrier Is Led To Japan
Seniors often get asked about what their plans are after graduation. Most of the time, especially by the end of the first semester, students have at least a rough idea of their short-term future plans. Some, however, have a more concrete idea. One such student is Rebecca Farrier. Farrier came to Hillcrest at the beginning of last year, when she was a junior. She completed that year and was planning on finishing her entire senior year with her graduating class as well, but a unique opportunity presented itself last summer that changed the course of her schooling and, probably, her life!
Rebecca was invited to be part of a church planting team made up of members from five different churches in North America. The team will be headed to Japan to do evangelism and start a church. Though Farrier still isn’t sure exactly how long she’ll be there, she did know last summer that she’d need to graduate early in order to have the flexibility to depart when the team was ready – probably in early May. She was grateful that Hillcrest provided her with the chance to graduate early and take a creative project (learning Japanese) as one of her classes last semester.
Though she misses being with her classmates and participating in Hillcrest activities, Rebecca says she’s grateful for her time here and the opportunities this school has provided. It definitely was an important stepping stone on her path to ministry and her next steps in life.
by Andrea Farrier, Hillcrest Academy English Teacher and Rebecca’s Mom