About BVA

Our School
Student Body: three (Royal, born 2006; Alice, born 2008; and 'Manzo, born 2012)
Grades: preschool through 3rd grade, with plans for expansion through the high school years

Our Mission:
To raise children with the desire to follow Christ and the tools to become whatever God wants them to be.

Founded: 2012

History: 2 Chronicles 20

In a year not too long ago, our family was at a critical decision-making point that would affect our future in a big way. Should we stay in Peru or should we go back to the States???
 Clear answers seemed just out of our line of vision. We prayed for weeks and months about what to do.
“We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” –v. 12

We felt a slight inclination toward one choice over the other; however, we fought continuously that it be not our will, but the Lord’s, no matter how difficult the final decision.
“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”  -Luke 22:42

The future of our decision, once made, still seemed scary as we were travelling into unknown territory...back to a life in the USA that was foreign to us, after having lived out of the country for six years.

This is where the Lord spoke to me…to us…through His Word in such an unexpected way. We were given this passage of Scripture that will forever be a reminder of how the Lord assured us that victory and peace and provision were ours if we only cast our cares upon Him.

In 2 Chronicles 20, the Lord was speaking through the prophet Jahaziel to all of Judah and to King Jehoshaphat.
“This is what the LORD says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s…You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you…Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.’” – vv. 15-17

 “Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the LORD and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying:
            ‘Give thanks to the LORD,
            For his love endures forever.’
As they began to sing and praise, the LORD set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir…and they were defeated.   … The men of Ammon and Moab… finished slaughtering the men from Seir, {then} they helped to destroy one another. When the men of Judah came to the place that overlooks the desert and looked toward the vast army, they saw only dead bodies lying on the ground; no one had escaped. … There was so much plunder that it took three days to collect it. … All the men of Judah and Jerusalem returned joyfully. … They entered Jerusalem and went to the temple of the LORD with harps and lutes and trumpets.” –vv. 21-28

This valley where the battle that the LORD fought was called Beracah (or Beracá in Spanish). It means blessing in Hebrew.

We truly feel that the birth of our home school is a blessing. A blessing that we feel called to. A blessing we want to impart on our children. This blessing would not have happened without the LORD fighting for us.

I Peter 5:2-4

Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers – not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.

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