Restoring Hope


This testimony was given at our 2012 Roanoke banquet. Read and remember, Christian education is radically changing lives.


My name is Tatyana Crowder and I am enrolled in the 10th grade at Parkway Christian Academy, a RENEWANATION affiliate school.


Four years ago my life was going nowhere. Because of my behavior, I was headed for the worst school in the Roanoke City School System.


I did not like school and I was in trouble almost every day. I had very few dreams for my future and I did not know what it meant to have a relationship with Jesus Christ.


If God had not reached down and provided me with a life-changing scholarship to a Christian school, I know I would be totally lost.


I was so excited to get the opportunity to attend a Christian school, but boy was I in for a shock.


I was not used to the difficult work and all the strict rules I found at PCA.


My first year was a rough one as I tried to understand how to make it in a world where you did not have to fight for everything.


Thanks to a group of loving teachers, administrators and pastors, I made it.


Today my life has been totally transformed! I now have a serious relationship with Jesus, get good grades, lead our basketball team and have great hope for my future.


My only regret is that so many other kids I grew up with do not have this amazing opportunity.


There are millions of lost kids, just like I was, who have little hope for a bright future, but Christian education can restore that hope.


Thank you for supporting Christian Education. It has completely changed my LIFE!