Last September we prayed for the newest Christian college in Denmark, Hovedstadens Kristne Gymnasium, or HKGYM. At the time it was still a dream, however, and a year away from opening. Who knew what would happen?
This month the strategically located school (it’s in the Vanløse neighborhood of Copenhagen) has been dedicated, classes are open, and instructors are in place. And a new rector, Sigbjørn Sørensen, is excited about the doors God is opening for them in the coming year.
“The first school year is going to be a year of learning together for everyone,” he says.
Now 20 or more young, excited Danes are preparing for lifetimes of service in the second-floor facility, with faith-based studies in everything from design and technology to media and Christian studies. There’s even a study tour planned to the United States.
Here’s a look at the first students, in their new school. Even if you don’t understand their Danish, their excitement is obvious. (And they have a great view of the city!)
In a secular society like Denmark’s, this new opportunity to study under Christian educators, in an environment where Christian faith is supported and encouraged, is huge. These students and educators need our prayers:
PRAY for the first group of students, that God would honor this step of faith and that they would grow as believers.
PRAY for students who may not yet know Christ, that their lives would be transformed.
PRAY that even more students and instructors would be added, that this school would thrive and grow.
PRAY for the instructors, that they would faithfully guide their students and model Christian lifestyles.
PRAY for Rector Sigbjørn Sørensen and the HKGYM leadership, for godly wisdom in this first year and beyond.
THANK God for moving in the lives of young Danes at HKGYM.