To God be the Glory


October is an important month for our community. For many of us, there are two significant events that take place. First, pheasant season opens. This is an opportunity for fun and fellowship, and can also be an additional revenue stream for our area. The second event is harvest. Our community is heavily dependent on this event for feeding our families, and it gives all of us a chance to depend on God in a tangible way and to thank Him for His provision.

The month of October also brings about a wonderful opportunity for Dakota Christian School. Recently, I met with a couple of donors, who offered us a challenge. These donors are willing to match any pledge of any size to our general fund, dollar for dollar, up to fifty thousand dollars, during the month of October! Donations must be specifically designated to the general fund of the school to qualify.

We believe this opportunity is an answer to prayer. If you glanced at our last newsletter, we are currently sitting at a deficit of $59,000 for the school year. God is blessing us with a chance to gather up to $100,000 for our general fund. In a time of year where harvesting is on our minds, this would be an incredible harvest for Dakota Christian at a time where we are in dire need of these funds.

We are asking for you to do a few things for us in light of this event:

  1. Would you consider a donation to our general fund at this time? No matter the size of the donation, we would be grateful for your support at a critical time for our school. As a brother in Christ, I would encourage you to ask God to lay on your heart what He would have you to do with this request.
  2. Would you consider fasting and praying for our situation? God tells us in the book of James that “The prayers of a righteous man avails much.” While we greatly appreciate your financial support, your prayer support is vitally important. Let us approach God’s throne with humility and confidence and ask for His blessing, as He can do great and marvelous things, far above anything we can ask or imagine. Expect more… (school theme, anyone?)
  3. Would you be willing to approach someone outside of our constituency and ask for their help in this endeavor? Whether it is a family member, a business colleague, or guests in your home, God can use you to help us in this fundraising effort. God also tells us in that same book of James: “You do not have, because you do not ask.” While this phrase is in reference to our relationship with God, it easily applies to this situation with other people. The worst you will hear is ‘no’. However, you will never know unless you ask.

Our school has been blessed to serve our community for over 100 years, and we want to continue to serve families until our LORD returns. God has blessed us with a golden opportunity, and we want to take full advantage of it. In whatever ways above you choose to help, we thank you in advance for your support of Dakota Christian School. To God be the glory!


In Christ,

Donald D. Mitchell, Administrator

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The Brown Family Concert

Kelsey VanderPol, Freshman
The Brown Family came to DCS to play their violins on Friday, November 11. If you bought some of their great merchandise, you had the chance to get their autograph. They played Christmas songs to get into the spirit. Since it was Veteran’s Day, they provided some patriotic music for the audience. They also played a selection of songs from their new CD. One of the performers even moonwalked on stage for everyone to witness. Out of the Brown’s seventeen years of performing on the road, they have been to DCS a total of two times. We are very grateful that this group could come and help us raise money for our school.
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