This is the moment Highschool students dropped everything for a bigger lesson on life, love, community & compassion.
“Ben Ellis is a Nashville area high school teacher battling cancer. The entire student body (400+ students plus HS faculty) drove to his house to worship with him. Our thoughts and Prayers are with him and his family….. So precious and kind.” –Tim Mc Graw
One of the students mums wrote on Facebook:
“The kids were giving back to him some of the love he has given to them. He is the definition of a teacher, a role model, a servant. He wrote the kids a letter telling them he is even more certain now that God is Good and with us. And Ben is full of hope, joy, and peace. He told them to look to Jesus to be filled. Here is the letter from our principal that the parents received that day: “I wanted to give you an update on this morning’s change of schedule and chapel for the high school, as it was a bit unorthodox, but sometimes that’s just how the Holy Spirit calls us to be.
Over the course of last night and into this morning, three separate and unrelated people approached me saying that while praying they received a vision of the high school students and faculty singing praises on the front lawn of the home of Ben Ellis, our Latin teacher who is battling cancer and who loves a good hymn sing. So, we loaded the buses and cars and went.
It was a powerful and moving outpouring of love that our students were able to bestow upon a man who loves us well.
We returned to campus and went straight into chapel, where we prayed and praised God. It was broken and beautiful.”