We have vacation schools each year after the school year ends. (The school year in Guatemala runs from January to October.) It gives us a chance to scope out new students for our coming year and it’s great for these kids to experience and learn what we can teach them in the short amount of time we have with them. These schools are not only for teaching kids how to cook or paint, we use the time we have with them to connect and get to know them. We get to know the kids and grow relationships with them so we can be the influences in their lives that they need. Philippians 3:17- 18 Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do. For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ.
The kids were challenged to memorize and learn about Romans 6:23 and Ephesians 2:8-9. Many of them memorized these verses and learned about what the gospel is. Whatever happens in the homes of these kids they can come here, have fun, and learn about how much God loves them and even though they may have had hard times in the past, they are never alone and God is always there watching over them. Here are a few pics of the past few weeks of vacation schools-
At the end of the 2 weeks of Vacation schools, we had a closing ceremony where and kids showed their parents what they had been learning.
Some of the kids’ projects
We had a lot of people
Vacation schools are an important part of our ministry and we love each and every one of these kids and try our best to show them how great our God is. John 36: 25-26 All humanity has seen it; mortals gaze on it from afar. How great is God – beyond our understanding! The number of years is past finding out.