In the beginning of February we had the first day of School at Club Esperanza…it was lots of fun! We were able to do a Facebook Live video and i attached it below…hope you have a chance to watch 🙂
This year we have Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Classes, Elementary School tutoring, High School Tutoring and our High School Scholarship Program. Additionally we have Lacrosse The Nations Athletic Program, Music Class with Jordan, and Bible Study with Michael & Rocio Booth. Every child also receives two meals a day, amen! Much more will be going on as well with all these beautiful children and young people God put under our care this year. We are praying for a blessed 2018!!!
Here is a shorter greeting from our First Grade Students…everyone seems excited, except for Sephora on the front row…she must have lost her pencil or something! She is a sweet little girl…she always wants to send videos via Whatsapp to Pastor Freddy at the Kendal campus to say hi!
As we started the school year at Club Esperanza I knew we had a space issue. We have nine different classes throughout the two school sessions each day. But, we only have three classrooms. In Nicaragua, one learns to just make it happen! So, we planned to have a classroom meet in the dining hall. But we needed partitions. Well I was itching for a manual labor project, away from all the administrative and fundraising efforts…so I gave it a go!
I took a pile of wood and a few pieces of plywood…
…my finished product was just a basic partition but I had fun. And it was cool when I took them to Club Esperanza because our teachers were super thankful, and actually a little surprised that I had made them LOL! I have to give credit to my Wood Shop class at Palmetto Senior High in 11th grade, I mean I didn’t even lose a finger 🙂
Here are two of our classrooms that are still in temporary space for 2018.
How can you help?
First, of all you can join one of Christ Journey’s short term post trips to Nicaragua and come down to tackle one of these projects. It is fun because it isn’t just manual labor at Club Esperanza, there are nearly 300 kids who love to have visitors spend time with them and do cool things together.
Secondly, pray for the construction of our Education Building. We are praying and hoping that this year we will be able to build a six classroom education building. It will take a lot of funds and some good timing. But, we feel the Lord’s leading in this!
Thanks for all of your prayers a support to our family down here! We look forward to seeing some of you later this month!!!