Who are the warriors?

A message from Dawn

Eastwood Christian School gathered together this morning to mourn the loss of their headmaster emeritus, John Geiger, who died Tuesday evening, January 7, 2020, around 11 pm. In that moment we relied on John to remind us of what’s important, to tell us where to go from here. The following was read to the school family and I wanted to share it with all of you:

Here we are school family, facing another school day, but this time with the awareness that Mr. Geiger has died and we are left to carry on the great battle without him here to charge up the hill ahead of us. Now is the time to remember Mr. Geiger’s words when he spoke at Commencement 2018. He knew it was the last time he would address Eastwood School as its headmaster. He called it “Who are the Warriors?” And he answered the question with “You will need to be.” So what did tell us? He said, 

“My warrior time appears to be drawing to a close. I want to remain faithful. . . . There’s more of the battle ahead. But remember this, the commander in chief has not changed. Our goals in the battle have not changed. The enemy has not changed. The only thing that has changed is an officer on the battlefield [has fallen.] Well, that happens all the time. The Church has experienced that before. Remember Joshua. What was he told? Be strong and courageous. Do not turn to the right or to the left that you may prosper as you go.”

Here is a link to the full address if you are interested in listening to it:

On behalf of my family, I am deeply grateful for the many expressions of love and appreciation for John’s life we have received.

3 thoughts on “Who are the warriors?

  1. Oh Dawn, Henry and I, our entire family grieves with you, yet rejoices for John! May Christ sustain you all.


  2. Hello Dawn. On behalf of the Mehringer family, we are sad to see a warrior leave this world. The faith in his life showed me that he would have joined Joshua and Caleb in proclaiming God’s greatness and begging doubtful Israel to take Canaan. Reading various blog posts penned by John and hearing his voice has encouraged me in my walk and convicted me to be more like Christ! I thank God that John fought the good fight, and finished the race. He kept the faith. We love you and are praying for you all during this time.


  3. Dawn and family, our family is grieving with you, thankful to have known John and you all, thankful for the memories, thankful for the example of John and your family, thankful for the role John payed in our life, but very sad. We love you.


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