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When Sarah Murphy followed in her mother’s footsteps and became a teacher, she assumed she would teach in a public school.

“I really thought my mission would be public,” Murphy told The Lion.

But when King’s Way Christian School in Vancouver, Washington had a 5th grade opening in 2010, she says, “I went.” And she’s taught there ever since.

King’s Way hired Murphy three days before school started, and quickly the new teacher learned she had an amazing mission there.

“God showed me there’s a big mission field here too,” Murphy told The Lion. “Once I got into the Christian school, I realized that just because I’m at a Christian school doesn’t mean these kids are all Christian.

“I have a lot of kids come that just want a smaller school setting or their grandparents have them go. So, this is just as much a mission field, but I actually get to say God’s name and I get to pray, and I get to do more with them than I could in a public-school setting.”