We had a our 2017 graduation last weekend and we had 30 students graduate!
This was a very special graduation for two reasons:
The first, is that we are officially accredited by the Ministry of Education! This means that the diplomas we gave our students are stamped by the Ministry of Education and can help these graduates obtain jobs. This is incredibly important because one of the reasons people can’t find jobs, is because they are not qualified. We feel so honored to help address this problem. All this is only possible with the power and strength God gives each and everyone of us each day, and with with the support you give us.
And second, we had the VA Bridge Team here visiting so they could see their sponsored students graduate. This is important because they were able to see what they have been supporting and support a really big moment in the students lives. They could be here and encourage them personally which meant so much to our students. It just reminds them that God has a bigger and stronger love than anything in this world. It gives them hope that their lives and dreams are worth all this and that they have a greater purpose. Read more about how the VA Bridge Team served and their time here.
The graduation was an emotional, beautiful, and strong event for our ministry and we are thankful for every single person who helped make this happen. Here are some pictures from this event-
Setting up for graduation
Praying with thew students before the event
The VA Bridge Team there to support us and the students
A few of our graduating students
Thelma and Carlos
Jennifer praying for our graduation
Walking the graduates down the aisle
One of the ladies from the team sang a few beautiful songs
Few of the students did a play about how empty your life is without God
Pastor Ben preached for the graduates
Honoring our teachers
Graduates receiving their diplomas
And that was the graduation! We are incredibly thankful for our VA Bridge Team for coming to support us for this event and we are also thankful for each one of you who has helped these students graduate. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Thanks for helping us give hope!