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The purpose of Teen Harvest is to provide a Godly family and school environment for Jr. and Sr. High young people who are in need of special educational arrangements or whose parents are unable or unwilling to provide all of their needs at the present time.

It is our desire to teach these young people that the God of the Bible is real and alive. (Matt. 16:16) That He is a triune God, and that God the Father, through His son Jesus Christ, by the Holy Spirit, is the only means of salvation. (Matt. 1:20-25, Eph. 2:8, Is. 46: 10& 11) It is by Jesus virgin birth, perfect and exemplary life, and sinless sacrifice on the cross that we can be redeemed from our sinful "natural man". (Rom. 3:23, I Pet. 1:18-20, I John 2:1&2)

Man without salvation is depraved, and lost: eternally separated from God and doomed to spend eternity in the Lake of Fire according to the Holy Scriptures -- the Bible. (Heb. 10-.26-30) We want each person to understand that the Bible is the only inspired, infallible word of God, and that it can be trusted in it's every detail. That the Bible is perfect and complete, and that it contains everything we need to know for life, salvation, and purity. Every issue of life is answered within it's covers. (II Tim. 3:16 & 17)

It is our desire to teach these teens, that while "all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God", that it is God's desire that we all strive towards Holiness, and to follow in the example of Christ. It is not a hopeless battle that cannot be won, but one that takes commitment, and a sincere love for the Lord throughout our lives to achieve. (Rom. 3:23, I Thess. 4:7-9)

One of the most important things for a young person to understand is that we don't obey God necessarily because of law (do's and don'ts) but because we love Him and He loves us. It is not a "bummer" or a burden to obey and serve God; it is our "reason" …our whole reason to live. (Eph. 2:8-10, I John 4:7&8)

We further wish to educate these young people academically in such a way as to give them a sense of confidence in their own ability and not cause them to feel overshadowed by others who are better achievers. We want to set the very highest standards of education possible, Furthermore, we would like to teach trade skills to each student according to their aptitude and desire. These should include home management skills. (II Tim.2:15)

Our purpose is to teach the total person (i.e. intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, and physically). - To proffer a desire to change into whom God made them to be.


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