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In this Issue: Trusting in God

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ACADEMY One Fine Place

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Trusting in Christ John 14:6 says, Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” French Camp Academy is a place where young people can explore the depths of God’s grace through faith in the Lord Jesus. There are lots of voices today speaking into the lives of children and teenagers. Many of those cultural voices serve to distract or even distort the voice of Christ calling them into relationship with Him. At French Camp, we aim to minimize those distractions by creating an environment where young people can explore God’s Word, enjoy wholesome fellowship with maturing Christians, and provide ways where they can stretch their faith by putting it into practice.

for and assurance about what we do not see. Pray that many young people living and learning at French Camp Academy will put their trust in Christ as we celebrate Christmas this year. v A work coordinator may organize a trip to the local food pantry for students to help others in financial need. House parents unpack the Word of God in the mornings before school. Christ-centered prayers at the dining hall blanket conversations and provide an uplifting atmosphere. An administrator shares a Bible verse that applies to a situation a struggling teenager is having. A group of students through the local church are challenged on a mission trip to Mexico or Forth Worth, Texas. There is no mistake about it, expressing one’s faith is hard work for young people. It takes trust, a focus on Christ, and a growing ability to ignore the distractions around us. Pray for FCA to become a surface area for young people to exercise their faith in Christ. The writer of Hebrews said, Now faith is confidence in what we hope


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The President’s Perspective: “Run to the mess, Edwards!” Recently during a planning meeting someone mentioned the concept of “running to the mess.” I’m not sure who coined the phrase, but it certainly hits home with me. The conversation continued that we tend to move away, avoid, or even run from other people’s messes.  Messes can be translated as troubles, hardships, consequences of poor choices, addictions, broken relationships, and the list goes on and on.     While it is true that my natural bent would be to avoid people that are having difficulty in their life and gravitate toward people who seem to have their act together, God has shown me something hard but great about my own life. Here it is—Stewart is a mess!  (No shocker for my wife, Rebecca!) The Bible teaches us that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.  Translated, we are all a mess!  But the good news of the Gospel, and especially Christmas, is that God did what we would not do, He “ran to our mess.” As believers, we celebrate the fact that God became flesh and dwelt among us.  He came down from heaven and took on our frail human form so that we could be redeemed by His birth, perfect life, death, and His glorious resurrection! Jesus has given us a great gift as well as an example to live by.  As I have grown in my understanding of God’s heart for me, I have found I do not struggle as much running to other people’s messes. I’m grateful that He has run to mine and continues to do so day after day. So the next time you encounter someone struggling in the “mess of life”—what will you do? Will you run to or away from them?   Maybe you know someone right now that is in a mess and really could use some encouragement.  Pray about the situation.  God will give you the resources you need to come alongside them as He leads you.     Many of you have partnered with us here at French Camp and in so doing, you have “run to the mess of many children and young people.”  Your prayers and financial gifts are our life support to keep us going into new messes every day.   Thank you! As you and your family prepare to celebrate Christmas this year, all of us at French Camp hope your hearts will be filled with the thankfulness and awe of God’s love and compassion for His children. 

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French Camp Academy One Fine Place French Camp, MS 39745-9703 662-547-6482 or 662-547-9464 www.frenchcamp.org BOARD OF TRUSTEES H. Donald Brock......................... Greenwood Sharkey Burke..................................Brandon Dave Fair............................................ Oxford Glenn Galey, Secretary............... Hattiesburg Toxey Hall III..................................... Canton G. Carey Hauenstein........................... Laurel Carson Hughes, Vice Chairman........ Jackson Scott Kiewit........................................ Laurel Lee Lampton..................................... Jackson John Lynch................................. Brookhaven Chuck McBride................................Madison Brooks Mosley.................................. Jackson Tommy Peaster, Vice Chairman............ Flora Hugh Potts, Jr., Chairman.............Kosciusko

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Messy, Beautiful Redemption Erin Ulerich

We begin class each Sunday holding our favorite mugs filled with steaming coffee. There’s likely more flavored creamer than actual coffee in the cups, but the coffee really isn’t the point. With fingers wrapped around the warm mugs, we lean in. The leaning in, now that’s the point.    We call ourselves the Coffee Girls. Sometimes we are loud, sometimes we are serious, but we are always real. Being a Sunday School teacher for a group of high school girls at French Camp Academy is a privilege. These girls make me ask the hard, honest questions as I prepare for class because I know they will not hesitate to ask them in class.    And I love that.  At times I hear their stories and I wonder; Can I talk about God being our refuge when many of my girls feel abandoned by Him? Is it fair to teach about trusting God when they are hurting and angry? Will they ever truly believe that God loves them deeply?   Because I love these girls, I want to fix the difficult circumstances in their lives. But God hasn’t asked me to fix the brokenness that I see. That is His job. He asks me to step into it.  With my Sunday School girls, stepping into brokenness means building relationships where they feel safe to share their stories. It means grieving with them in their loss and celebrating in their accomplishments. It means earning the place to gently speak truth into their pain. I don’t have any answers to their “Why’s”, but I can point them to the One who redeems all things.  God weaves beauty into their brokenness by showing them their need of Him. In His patience and

What we are studying? kindness, He gently calls them into relationship with Worth It: A Teen Girl’s Journey to Discovering Her Worth in Christ Produced by P31 Fitness “The moment we realize that our worth is found in Christ alone is the moment we will stop and asking if we are enough.”

Him, which is exactly what they were made for. As they grow, they will see how He worked in their lives, even when they thought God had forgotten them. They will see how He was with them, even when they felt abandoned. As they begin to see their past with eyes of faith, they see God’s hand in their future.   Somehow our stepping into the brokenness works in tandem with God fixing it. The story God is weaving in the Coffee Girls’ lives, and yours, and mine leads to the fixing of the brokenness. Though our stories are as different as our DNA, they have the same ending. The brokenness of this world will be fixed in each of us the moment that we see His face (Revelation 22:4).    

No situation is out of God’s reach, no heart is too hard for His love to penetrate. God’s truth, spoken week after week in love, can soak in and change lives. And this truth is the reason I teach Sunday School. I know God brings each student into my Sunday School class. And whether they are here for years or for a shorter season, the truth found in Scripture is the only thing that offers them hope that will last, truth that they can hold on to, and a foundation to stand on long after they leave. v   Erin Ulerich lives, writes, and works on campus at French Camp Academy. Her husband, Stephen, quickly discovered to fix his coffee before the Coffee Girls come over on Sunday mornings.  Erin and Stephen have been at FCA for 14 years and have 3 children, Anderson, Maggie, and Ellen. Erin writes about hope and brokenness at erinulerich.com.


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FCA Facebook Family At FCA we strive to provide a family atmosphere and make lifelong connections to the young people that pass through our campus. We enjoy keeping in touch with our FCA family long after they have left our care. Please join us on social media sites! Here’s what some of our family had to say recently: “I spent 4 years as a dorm student, and it changed my life. Every time I visit now I just feel at peace. The staff is amazing and the opportunities this school gives you as a student, as well as the way it prepares you for life, is second to none.” William “I went to this wonderful place when my parents divorced in the late 50’s and early 60’s! I was around 10 or 11! A Christian place that kept me directed to Jesus Christ! Thankful!” Stephanie “One of our family members went to French Camp! Such an awesome place for kids to grow and learn! They are taught how special they truly are! They learn what responsibility is. It’s such a wonderful and safe place to grow academically and spiritually.” Tracy Search for French Camp Academy, One Fine Place or go to our website to link directly.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.—Isaiah 9:6-7

Board Member: Tommy Peaster Tommy Peaster joined the French Camp Academy He and his wife, Linda, live in Flora, MS. They are Board of Trustees in April of 1993. Faithfully serv- active members of Second Presbyterian in Yazoo City. ing his 26th year, he is currently Vice Chairman of the They have two grown daughters, Laura and Margie. Board and helps guide FCA through the Executive Committee, Student Life Committee, and Audit and All of us at French Camp are thankful for Tommy’s Investment Committee. support, leadership, and encouragement. Thank you, Tommy! v Tommy serves as Chairman of the Board for BankPlus.


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Ways to Give this Christmas Season

Many people are led to support French Camp Academy during the cost basis of the policy, whichever is less. Ongoing premiums paid on a Christmas Season. The month of December is the most impactful giving gifted life insurance policy also qualify for charitable deductions. month in ministry to young people. With a charitable gift annuity, you and/or someone you designate Christmas gifts can be made in several ways. Here are a few: receive fixed payments for life at an attractive rate, based on your age(s). You may also defer the payments until a future date; this usually provides Of course, gifts of cash are still the most popular way to bring Christ- greater annual income. You get a tax deduction the year the gift is made, mas cheer to FCA. Your gift of cash is simple to do. Write a check and plus tax-free return of principal. Applicable capital gains tax is deferred if mail to French Camp Academy, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS the annuity is funded with appreciated assets. Part of your gift helps FCA 39745 or give online at www.frenchcamp.org. right now, which bring lots of joy to smiling faces. Gifts of securities are more than stocking stuffers! Stock can be one of the most advantageous ways of giving. If your gift of stock is one you have owned for more than one year, you may deduct the full fair market value as a charitable contribution, while bypassing applicable capital gains taxes if the stock has appreciated. Real Estate Gifts of appreciated real estate are similar to gifts of appreciated stock. Assuming you have owned the property for more than one year, you may deduct the fair market value as a charitable contribution while bypassing all capital gains taxes, making a nice present for both FCA and your family. Life insurance is a unique way to give more to FCA than you ever thought possible. To qualify, French Camp Academy needs to become both owner and beneficiary; no incidents of ownership can be retained. If the policy is paid up, your charitable contribution is generally the replacement value or

For specific recommendations, each person should consult his or her own qualified professional advisor. If you would like further information about how your charitable gift can help serve the young people at French Camp Academy, please call Lance Ragsdale, Vice President of Development at 662-547-6482 or e-mail lragsdale@frenchcamp.org. v


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Building Lives through Athletics!

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Let these three young people say it for all who labor at French Camp Academy, “Have a Merry Christmas and New Year full of joy!”

Emery, is in the tenth grade, loves mixing hot chocolate and coffee. Conor, is in the eighth grade, serves on horse work crew in the arena. And BJ is a tenth grader living in Flowers Home. There are at least 123 other residential students who say, “Merry Christmas to all!”


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From left to right, first row: Mason Ramage, Crown Bearer; Imani Banga, Flower Girl; second row: Stewart Edwards, President, Nathan Wright, Savannah Wright, 2019 Queen and Ami Sherif, 2018 Queen.

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Homecoming Court, from left to right: Lucy Littlejohn (7th), Gabby McKnight (Freshman), Dabney Edwards (Junior), Caroline Grace Anderson (Senior), Savannah Wright (Senior), Abbie Grace Hunt (Senior), Tessa Mullins (Junior), Abby Leathers (Sophomore), and Averie Jane Gundy (8th).

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Growing spiritually means that you will grow socially too. At French Camp, we provide lots and lots of ways for young people to create healthy relationships. They are coached and shown how to relate to others in God-honoring ways. Luke 2:52—“and Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and favor with God and man.”

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Dear Friends, After Jesus was born on that holy night, we only get a couple of stories in the gospels highlighting his youth. We quickly begin learning about his life and ministry when he reaches the age of thirty when He shows himself to be The One, true Light of the World.

I share this with you to assure the friends who support the mission of French Camp with their faithful gifts. Your investments are profitable! We praise God for all who have, over the years, kept the ministry of French Camp Academy moving ahead by their heart-felt prayers and gifts. French Camp is thankful for the fruit God As I have worked with French Camp over the is producing through your investments! past 16 years, I have noticed young people make French Camp Academy their home and many Yours in Christ, have come to Christ, but as they finish and move on through life, we often lose touch with them. Years later, they pop back up on the radar. We discover that many of these youngsters, now well Lance Ragsdale into adulthood, are walking faithfully with the Lord. The impact French Camp Academy had Lance serves as Vice President of Development on their lives, the Christian education, work eth- and is responsible for the fundraising needs of FCA. ic, the faith and love expressed by all who worked His lovely wife, Anne Katherine, serves as piano acwhile they lived here, made a profound impact companist to the FCA choirs. Their daughter, Sarah upon their lives. Beth, is a sophomore at FCA. Just recently, I ran across someone who experienced the ministry of French Camp Academy back in the 1980’s. Though I didn’t know him personally, his testimony of coming to Christ after he left French Camp captured my attention. He expressed how much he appreciated and needed the relationships and acknowledged the seeds planted while living and learning at French Camp. Years later, he now serves a church in Mississippi as its pastor and has a loving wife and beautiful family. This is one testimony out of many that we run across as we encounter churches and speak to groups all over the State.

YOUR IRA IS WORTH A LOT MORE THAN YOU THINK. Who would think that an IRA could be a tool for helping young people find the true meaning of Christmas? There is a way to turn your IRA into a tax-free investment that will have a lasting, spiritual impact. To find out how, contact Lance Ragsdale at French Camp Academy by calling (662) 547-6482 or e-mail lragsdale@frenchcamp.org.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. —John 3:16

Honor Gifts

Honor gifts show appreciation to a living person­–such as teachers, pastors, parents, etc., while helping students at FCA. To make an Honor Gift, you may use the form/envelope provided, designating the type of gift you are making. The honoree will be notified of your thoughtfulness. Amounts of gifts are never divulged.

July BARLOW, GLEN AND DEBBIE, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. Harold Barlow BARLOW, SCOTT, TONYA, KADE, HOLT AND KNOX, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. Harold Barlow BRASMER, FAITH, Meridian, MS Mrs. Margie Lee Sopp CANNADA, PEGGY B., Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. William F. Johnson CLASS OF 2019 Mr. Kenneth E. Floyd III COBLENTZ, ALEX AND MARY NELL, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Blaine DENT, FREDNA, Bolton, MS Mrs. Annie K. Melton Ms. Betty K. Davis DICKSON, TOM, Germantown, TN Mr. and Mrs. Heywood Washburn DOOLITTLE, JOAN MADDOX, Eupora, MS Mr. and Mrs. Don Boone EDWARDS, F. STEWART, JR., French Camp, MS Mrs. Goree’ D. Robins FANCHER, CHARLES, McCool, MS Mrs. Polly Hope Allen FLYNT, HANNES, Brandon, MS Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Flynt HAMMOND, ROBERT C., Meridian, MS Mr. and Mrs. Julian B. Williamson

HOLMAN, GEORGE AND FRANCES, Madison, MS Rev. and Mrs. Brister H. Ware JONES, DAVID AND BILLIE RUTH, McCool, MS Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Blaine KEMP, JIMMY WAYNE, Noxapater, MS Ms. Patricia Triplett MELTON, ANNIE K., Ackerman, MS Ms. Betty K. Davis MULLENAX, RICHARD AND MELANIE, Starkville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Clyde V. Williams MULLINS, FLO, Madison, MS Mrs. Peggy B. Cannada REDDITT, BILL, Boyle, MS Mrs. Cynthia R. Belenchia RICKS, MARTHA, Hideaway, TX James McGill and Bob Ricks Foundation SARTAIN, ARTHUR, Ethel, MS Mrs. Polly Hope Allen SMITH, MARK, Forest, MS Mrs. Judith K. Gatewood SOUTHERN EYE CENTER, Hattiesburg, MS Anonymous TREHERN, MR. AND MRS. DARRELL, Ethel, MS Mrs. Polly Hope Allen YERBY, MR. AND MRS. JOE, Tupelo, MS Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Henderson

August ARNOLD, JOE PACK, Hattiesburg, MS Mr. James B. Arnold Jr. BALL, DIXIE, Ridgeland, MS Mr. and Mrs. John D. Holt BONANNO, JAMYE, Lewisberry, PA Mr. and Mrs. Dennis L. Williamson BOYD, HENRY, Clinton, MS Ms. Cindy Ball BRADFORD, MR. AND MRS. BOB, Madison, MS Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley & Louise Miley Griffing COCHRAN, GARY AND LEIGH, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Blaine EDWARDS, JANIE, Moss Point, MS Mr. and Mrs. Frank Spires ELLISON, HOWARD C., Ethel, MS Mrs. Polly Hope Allen EMMONS, VIRGINIA, Brandon, MS Mrs. Martha G. Vance GOSS, ALLEN AND NANCY Mr. and Mrs. Rick Johnson HANS, JOE Mr. and Mrs. Frank Spires HAWK, TOM, Flora, MS Mr. and Mrs. Bennie R. Nutt LEE, MR. AND MRS. KEVIN, Nashville, TN Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley & Louise Miley Griffing LONG, HUGH, Holly Springs, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jerry B. Inmon

MAEHLMANN, NATE, Madison, AL Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Maehlmann MAY, MONICA, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Gookin MCGAUGH, SHIRLEY HENSON, Ackerman, MS Mrs. Annie K. Melton MELTON, ANNIE K., Ackerman, MS Mrs. Martha C. Stark MITCHELL, DR. AND MRS. DON Q., Jackson, MS Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley & Louise Miley Griffing PATTERSON, MR. AND MRS. CARL, Tupelo, MS Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Henderson SAYLE, IKE AND ELAINE, Charleston, MS Mr. and Mrs. Carson M. Hughes SOUTHERN EYE CENTER, Hattiesburg, MS Anonymous STANFORD, MARGARITA, Clinton, MS Mr. and Mrs. Bennie R. Nutt

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ALLEN, JOHN MICHAEL, Terry, MS Mrs. Polly Hope Allen ALTER, JAMIE AND MELANIE, Frisco, TX Mr. and Mrs. Lanny F. McKay COVINGTON, FRANK AND JANET, Indianola, MS Mr. and Mrs. Doug Adams COX, DENNIS AND CINDY, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Gookin Mr. Michael Solimine

EDWARDS, F. STEWART, JR., French Camp, MS Mrs. Goree’ D. Robins FLEMING, PATRICIA, Mount Dora, FL Mr. and Mrs. Randle Wright GODFREY, ARLIS AND MARY, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Randle Wright GODFREY, NOEL AND ANN, Sallis, MS Mr. and Mrs. Randle Wright HARBARGER, CLAUDE, Brandon, MS Mrs. Lynn Broomfield HEATHMAN, BETTY, Brandon, MS Ms. Sue S. Nowell MARTIN, BILLIE JEAN, Brandon, MS Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas D. House MEADOR, DR. AND MRS GORDON, Flowood, MS Mrs. Lynn Broomfield MELTON, DAN, Weir, MS Mrs. Annie K. Melton NUTT, BENNIE, Flora, MS Rev. and Mrs. Billy W. Stanford REEVES, CHARLOTTE, Tupelo, MS Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Henderson SOUTHERN EYE CENTER, Hattiesburg, MS Anonymous STEVENS, W. H., Forest, MS Mr. David Carr VANCE, MARTHA, Ridgeland, MS Mr. and Mrs. Randle Wright WILTCHER, SHERRIE, Sevierville, TN Ms. Sue S. Nowell


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e strive to answer memorials and notify relatives as quickly and accurately as possible after they are received. When you send in a memorial, please include the name of the deceased, the complete address of the person you wish notified and your complete address. Important: IF YOU DO NOT INCLUDE A NAME and ADDRESS OF A RELATIVE OR FRIEND OF THE DECEASED, WE WILL BE UNABLE TO NOTIFY ANYONE OF YOUR GIFT. Follow the same procedure for honor gifts. (A blank form and envelope appear in this issue.)

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New WFCA General Manager Chuck Bentley, brings five years in radio sales experience to the French Camp family. A Christian recording At French Camp Academy we enjoy providing music for God’s people.  artist and worship pastor for over 30 years, Chuck is thrilled that WFCA Music and messaging centering on God’s gospel is at the heart of the mis- is a radio station truly committed to being Good News Radio!  sion of French Camp Academy and Good News Radio, WFCA.  French Camp Academy’s WFCA has faithfully broadcast the best of Southern Gospel music since going on the air more than 30 years ago. Tune in to FM108 on www.wfca.fm for wholesome, Christian music for the entire family. WFCA also presents some of the most loved communicators of Biblical truth.  The teachings of Ravi Zacharias International Ministry, Focus on the Family, David Jeremiah, and many others are heard and enjoyed by people in 42 counties and on throughout the world via internet access. French Camp Academy and Mississippi State University Sports rounds out the 24/7 family friendly programming of WFCA. 

Is God nudging you to serve? If you sense God calling you to serve in some form of Christ-centered ministry, perhaps French Camp Academy would fit your gifts and abilities? For over 13 decades French Camp Academy has heralded the message of Christ and sought to share this life-saving love with children and teenagers. Young people from all over the country and around the world are provided a safe place to live and learn, work opportunities, mentoring, and an academic foundation preparing them for the next phase of life. Perhaps God is calling you to full-time youth ministry? There are many ways to serve. House parents, work coordinator, teacher, administration, and public relations are just a few ways people already labor for the hearts and souls of children. Over 120 full and part-time staff members and dozens of volunteers are expressing their faith through the ministry of French Camp Academy. Maybe God is placing this special call on your life? If so, let’s start a conversation. Log-on to the employment page at frenchcamp.org to learn about available opportunities to serve at French Camp Academy. If God has called you, surely, He will equip you for the days ahead! v

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Drenched in Love Ami Sherif, Class of 2019 Before French Camp I really didn’t have a lot of structure, stability, and order. I didn’t really know how to decipher whether I should live like this or live like that or what religion made the most sense. I didn’t really know how to understand other people’s emotions and to relate to other people because I was thinking about myself most of the time. When you are selfish, it’s hard to relate to others. I grew up in Memphis and things in Memphis are not as safe as they are here in French Camp. There’s a lot of violence and influence that brings negativity. You get scared about where you are going to be living or if you are going to wake up or if you are going to get robbed, because people are really evil. French Camp Academy is out of the ordinary because we are living together in a home with 15 other strangers who are possibly going through the same thing you are. But that’s okay, because there are people here who teach you how to love. They teach you how to live like Christ and to actually go against the flow of society because society isn’t how it is supposed to be. Here you learn that it’s not about you. It’s about learning to be like Christ, to be a servant. That’s what we’re called to be. The staff teach us how to be like that. If it wasn’t for French Camp Academy, I probably would not have had the motivation to go to school or have the motivation to do more than simply be a college student. I now run collegiately (Blue Mountain College, Cross Country). I don’t think I could have accomplished this four years ago. Coming to live at a place where you are not that familiar is going to be hard at first, but you make the most of it ‌ or it makes the most out of you. I’ve learned to see the bright side of everything even though that may be really hard and easier said than done. French Camp is totally different from the rest of the world, and it’s drenched in love. I couldn’t ask for anything more than that! Scan the QR code to hear more of Ami's story! v

2019-2020 scholarship recipients recently attended the Alumni Staff Dinner to thank the Alumni Association for their generous support. Contact the Development Office to get connected with the Alumni Association and help ensure future generations continue to thrive.

May 2, 2020 is Alumni Day Mark your calendar to connect with friends and classmates. Everyone would love to see you. Reunions for the following groups are being scheduled. 2019 – 1 year 2015 – 5 years 2010 – 10 years 2005 – 15 years 1995 – 25 years 1970 – 50 years

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Council House Restaurant: Open for Business! Expanded indoor seating, spacious outdoor deck dining, and a delicious menu have all been re-created to anchor French Camp as a destination spot on the Natchez Trae Parkway. The NEW Council House restaurant opened for business in early November. Soups, salads, sandwiches, daily Blue Plate specials, steaks, and other mouth-watering recipes have been included, as well as well-trained FCA students and adults who will deliver outstanding hospitality. Open Monday–Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Friday–Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.—you’ll want to include this one on your Mississippi bucket list. Every dollar you spend supports the core mission of French Camp Academy. The original Council House log cabin, built around 1820, was a meeting place for Choctaw Chief Greenwood LeFlore and other chiefs during tribal negotiations in the early part of the 19th century. In the 1990’s it was repurposed as a Café to help share the French Camp story to travelers. It will now be used for private parties. Make the NEW Council House Restaurant a travel destination in 2020. It’s one more way to support the mission of French Camp Academy! v

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