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December 10th Update

Good morning Vanguard Community,

Today marks an important day and reality: the Lord helped us finish the Fall semester with great success! And for this, we say, "Thank you, Lord!"

This past week we had two new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the student body, with few close contacts.

We want to say thank you for being vigilant with the guidelines on and off-campus this semester. We recognize that this was not easy but because of your efforts, we were able to finish classes in person.

In saying this we want to remind everyone to continue to be mindful of their actions over the holidays and be careful to follow all AHS guidelines so that you can all return healthy and prepared to start classes in the new year. Some students have asked why we continue to offer in-person classes. First, I will say that Vanguard College has commissioned a COVID-19 Response Team who meet weekly and sometimes bi-weekly to implement, monitor, and update all requirements and guidelines enforced by AHS that affect the health and safety of operations and the community at Vanguard College. The COVID-19 Response team has acted swiftly, with everyone's health and safety as a top priority. Our very low COVID-19 number cases, and zero spread, this past semester have shown the positive effect of everyone's combined efforts and we can say with confidence Vanguard is a safe place to be.

On the Alberta.ca website for Post-secondary learning during COVID-19, it says, "We are confident in the work of our post-secondary institutions as they put their response plans into action." It is also important to mention that there have been no new or specific measures directed at Post-secondary institutions; therefore, we continue to move forward under the stronger and enhanced guidelines laid out by the province for everyone.

For some, the wisdom of moving forward with in-person classes may have seemed questionable; however, we are told in scripture that the only way to please God is by faith and that the fruit of our actions will be tested and judged someday. I personally heard stories of the work and transformation in the lives of the students in my Life Group and I rest in the decisions made in the knowledge that God is at work changing hearts and lives. Faith does not mean we don't have to act with prudence, but if we fail to live by faith, we cannot please God.

I pray the Lord will comfort and bless you and your family this Christmas.

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