Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Ishida
The mission of Friendship Christian School is to “provide an excellent educational experience from a biblical worldview in order to produce the next generation of well-rounded servant leaders.” Over the past 52 years, FCS has graduated hundreds of students who have gone on to exemplify this mission statement. The Alumni Spotlight will highlight one of these past students and allow us to celebrate their accomplishments since leaving Friendship.
Sarah Ishida is a 2008 graduate whose most recent book, Birds of the Air, was just published. She has two previously published books, Nick Newton is Not a Genius and Nick Newton: The Highest Bidder. Sarah has been writing and drawing since she was very young, and her parents supported and encouraged her to be creative through different mediums. Sarah believes that “humans crave stories,” so she has allowed her passion to fulfill that innate need.
“I hope this book encourages Christians who feel mediocre and inspires those who aren’t sure where they fit in.”
Ishida continues in her description of Birds of the Air saying “I’d like young readers to glimpse God’s unconditional love, especially in a world that always wants more. The world and even our own hearts might pressure us to be and do more”. Sarah then urges us to remember Romans 5:8: “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
After graduation, Sarah became a technical communicator at a multinational technology company. Although this job is far from being a children’s writer, she believes that similarities exist, such as the importance of knowing your audience and understanding how to be clear and concise in your communication. While working this job, Sarah wrote the three successful children’s books previously mentioned. You can purchase them on Amazon or through any major publishing company.
Congratulations, Sarah, on your accomplishments. We are so proud of you and look forward to seeing how the Lord will use you in the future.