“Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

-1 Corinthians 1:31

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$20,222

That’s how much we raised collectively, as a community, for the China coronavirus relief effort until Feb 2, 2020, a day after the PREP Fundraising Event.

It was supposed to be an exciting but simple Chinese New Year celebration, one that we have done every year since 2016.

Continue reading “Boast in the Lord | 2020 PREP Fundraising Event for China Coronavirus Relief”

 

Hosting an international student is rewarding in many ways, but we also know it can be hard. Not only are you hosting a student from another country, but you’re also inviting a teenager into your home. You’re brave, and we have a great deal of respect for you. 

Continue reading “Parenting Teens Is Not For The Faint Of Heart…Especially If This Is Your First Time!”

What constitutes a “Win” while hosting? 

What motivated you to host a Chinese student in your home? It’s essential to determine that, because your motivation will drive every decision you make as you bring a temporary new family member into your home. 

Continue reading “Establishing Realistic Church Expectations as a Host Family”

Hey there, Hedy. Our Premier family wants to let you know that we’re grateful for you. The month of November is a great time to consider all that we’re thankful for, and you are one of them.

You came to us from China when you were turning 13 and in 7th grade.  When you arrived in the United States, you already knew Jesus as your personal savior, and you’ve known the value of having a grateful heart for all that Jesus has done for you in your life. 

 

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” –W. Clement Stone

November is a great time to ponder all that Premier Education is grateful for. 

Continue reading “We’re Really Thankful”

 

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” –W. Clement Stone

November is a great time to ponder all that Premier Education is grateful for. 

Continue reading “We’re Really Thankful”

Last week Ed, the founder of Premier Education, hosted an event to honor and encourage our host families. If you’re considering hosting a student in the future, why not read about Ed’s heart and vision for this ministry.

Continue reading “The Cross We Are Carrying: a Word from Ed to our Host Families”

 

John is a senior at Hyde Park. He started with Premier Education at Summit Christian Academy in 8th grade, and in 9th grade he moved to Hyde Park. 

Continue reading “John Is Closing In On The Finish Line, And We’re All Cheering For Him”

 

John is a senior at Hyde Park. He started with Premier Education at Summit Christian Academy in 8th grade, and in 9th grade he moved to Hyde Park. 

Continue reading “John Is Closing In On The Finish Line, And We’re All Cheering For Him”

I had the honor of meeting one of Premier’s newest family members this week. His name is Frank, and he is 14 years old. He attends Hill Country Christian School in Austin and is in the 8th grade. 

I wanted to see what it’s like for a 14-year-old Chinese student to come to the United States for the first time because I am in awe of these kid’s bravery and their ability to adjust.  Continue reading “Frank’s Firsts”

Whether you’re hosting a Prep student or have teens of your own, you know the challenges that come along with this responsibility. You can often be found scratching your head, wondering, “What you did I do wrong?”  Or, you may wonder, “How can I restore or maintain a positive relationship with my teen while shepherding his heart as well?” It’s a heavy responsibility, and our team at Premier Education wants to offer you support, prayers, and tools as you undertake this huge responsibility.

Continue reading “Looking to Develop Strong Parenting Techniques and Strategies?”

 

As you consider whether or not your family could host a Chinese student, it might be overwhelming. However, one of our host families just received a letter from a student they hosted, and it made us aware that it’s the little things that make a big difference in the lives of our students.

Continue reading “It’s The Little Things”