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Megan Terpstra

Middle School Paraprofessional
Year Start At NPC: 2018

I enjoy working at a Christian school, where I can freely talk with my students about how God works in every part of our lives and our education. It’s so uplifting to be able to pray, learn more about God’s Word, and worship together.

Faith & Life

Bio

Mrs. Terpstra graduated from Trinity Christian College. She took a long break from teaching to stay home with her four kids, and she’s loves being back in the classroom. She enjoys working with middle school students and helping them accomplish their goals and reach their potential. Mrs. Terpstra lives with her husband, four kids and one cute cat, and she enjoys taking long walks and hikes with her family.

Statement of Faith

Jesus is my Lord and Savior, and I try to live my life in gratitude for His awesome gift of love. His selfless sacrifice on the cross is the foundation for my faith.

God calls us to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves (Matt. 22:37-38). One way I show my gratitude for the gift of salvation is to serve God in my job here at NorthPointe. I try to glorify God in my interactions with each of my students. I want my students to see that I love God, and I love each of them as well. I also encourage students to show love to each other and treat each other with kindness and respect. We talk about how we can show our love for God in the quality of work we produce and in the way we interact with those around us.

As Christians, Jesus calls us to, “Go and make disciples… teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:18-20). I just had a discussion with a couple of my students during English class about how God calls us to tell our story of our own faith journey. Telling our story can be a powerful way to tell others about what Jesus has done for all of us. I will look for opportunities to tell my story to my students.

Genesis 1:26 and 28 says that we are made in the image of God; we need to be fruitful, fill the earth, subdue it and rule over every living creature. I keep this verse in mind when I’m having a frustrating interaction or a hard day with a particular student. It helps me to show love to them and value them when I’m aware that God has made them in His image and loves them. If we are all created by God, we all have gifts that He has given to each of us. I try to look for those God-given gifts in each of my students and encourage them to use those gifts to give God glory.

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