I Love This School
Alex is 9 years old and lives in the city of Lviv, Ukraine. Lviv is a very old city. It was founded in 1240 and for many centuries was part of the country of Poland. The buildings in the oldest part of the city are very beautiful—some people think the architecture in Lviv is the most beautiful in all of Eastern Europe. While Lviv is now in Ukraine, it is located just 31 miles (50 km) from the Polish border.
Although there are many schools in Lviv, until very recently there wasn’t even one Seventh-day Adventist school in this city where more than 750,000 people live.
This made it very difficult for children such as Alex to go to school, because children are often required to go to school on Saturday. If a student does not come to school on that day, he or she will get into trouble the following Monday, and their grades could go down. Many of the teachers and students are not Christians, and they don’t understand why someone wouldn’t come to school on Saturday.
When he heard about the Adventist school in Lviv, Alex was very happy. Now he goes to a school that has no classes on Sabbath. There are school worships and singing every day. He enjoys learning more about the Bible and is especially happy that all of the teachers love God.
“This is a good school,” said Alex. “The students are good, and we don’t fight here.”
His favorite subjects in school are math and P.E.—and he especially likes running. After school Alex and some of his friends enjoy playing football (soccer).
Alex’s younger brother, Andrew, who is 6 years old, also attends the Adventist school in Lviv. Both brothers love the school.
However, Alex is worried because the Lviv Adventist school only goes through grade 5—there is not room for the school to offer more grades. He doesn’t want to leave the Christian environment, and he is hoping and praying that they will be able to expand the school. If he had the materials, Alex said that he would build the school himself!
You can help Alex build the Adventist school in Lviv by bringing your special Thirteenth Sabbath Offering to Sabbath School. Please remember to pray for Alex and the other students in Lviv who are hoping to continue attending the Adventist school.