"His Grace is Sufficient"

Valerie Beachy and daughter Olivia, 8, pray facing the back of the room during a service at their Mennonite church in rural western Kentucky on Sunday, April 2, 2023.

Olivia Beachy sits with members of the kindergarten class during a devotional at their Mennonite school on the morning of Friday, March 31, 2023. Students sang from the “orange book”, prayed, and listened to a reading of a book promoting pacifism.

Olivia Beachy, 8, salutes during a Bible verse recitation at her western Kentucky Mennonite school on March 31, 2023. Students at the school memorize 100 Bible verses throughout the year alongside their courses in math, science, history, and English.

Samuel Beachy practices phonetics using a 17th-century hymn.

The Beachy family enjoys a homemade meal of deer steak and potatoes at their residence on March 28, 2023.

Children in the Beachy family play a game of Settlers of Catan after dinner on April 2, 2023.

Olivia Beachy, 8, chases a classmate in a game of tag during indoor recess at her Mennonite school on March 31, 2023.

Isaac Beachy, 16, talks with his mother about his cross tattoo during a family dinner on Sunday, April 2, 2023. The tattoo is a point of contention with his mother, who dislikes the tattoo but is “glad it is what it is”.

Olivia Beachy, 8, leaps to erase her classroom whiteboard at the end of a school week on Friday, March 31, 2023 at her Mennonite school in western Kentucky. Students in the school help to clean the classroom before leaving every day.

Valerie Beachy prays with her sons before bed on the evening of Tuesday, March 28, 2023. “Thank you, Lord, for all that you provide us,” she says, “and protect us from evil and those who would wish to do us harm.”

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