Through LOVE Loud, Hermitage Hills partners with 3 schools. Hermitage Elementary is one of those schools. We serve during Fun Day, provide teacher lunches and we recently helped with teacher boxes for the beginning of the school year. Please read this letter from the school's principal, Matt Owensby.

Family at Hermitage Hills,

"I thank my God whenever I remember you." That's the verse, or better yet, the description of what comes to mind when I think of the family at Hermitage Hills. I literally thank God for the work He's put on your hearts to impact the lives of our students, families, and staff. Your family has been abundantly gracious to us.

I remember not knowing what to ask for, so we asked to partner with you to use your beautiful loft space for our teacher professional development day, and the answer was "Yes!".

Then we asked to extend our time in the loft for another day, the answer was "Yes!".

Then we asked for some special way to recognize the teachers' dedication, the answer was "Yes!"

Then without asking, we received the donation of back to school supplies last Wednesday night, I asked are you serious? The answer was "Yes!"

Then, on Friday, as I delivered those supplies to teachers (with mouths and eyes as wide as Christmas morning), the teachers reiterated your generosity. In speaking with your family members that now work with us at the school, I see God's handiwork. Talking with your pastors, I hear the stories of our students' families getting connected through language classes or meal programs. As we continue to move forward and plan more ways to partner with each other, the statement that is posed to me time and again by your family of believers is "I just hope we, at Hermitage Hills, are making a difference."

My answer IS "Yes!"

I thank my God whenever I remember you, and I can't wait to see what He's got in store!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,

 Matt Owensby, Ed.D.
Hermitage Elementary School
Home of the LIONS

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