By Pablo Villigran –
Our mission program has accomplished many things since I’ve been a part of Dorie’s Promise Guatemala, and now we are moving to a new level of help and service. While keeping our focus on the mission to help the forgotten children of Guatemala we are taking it a step further to focus on education.
We are building a new school this year. This will be our second school and with this school we want to start a training program for teachers, to help them implement better teaching techniques and teaching resources.
We have just started building the school. A team from Connecticut helped us with the foundation. We can’t thank them enough for their long hours of work.
The logistics for a project of this size are not easy. In order to accomplish this big of a project we are working together with the community members and mayor of Palencia, an architect, missions teams and the Forever Changed International staff. We understand that a building doesn’t come together without the work of many hand.
This new school represents a big change for the children of Palencia— a change for the better. Imagine after meeting in makeshift classrooms, under trees or in a garage, having a real classroom. For communities in poverty, education is a powerful tool for change in the lives of children.
There is no doubt that real change comes through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and that will always be our first priority. Yet as God opens doors for Forever Changed International to build relationships with communities, it also opens up opportunities for the Gospel.
Our Goal is to keep building the school and finish it by the end of the summer with help from all the teams who will be visiting Dorie’s Promise. If you’d like to be a part of the project we still have openings on the summer schedule. You can apply online and begin your journey to Guatemala today. And please contact us if you have any questions.
You can also be praying with us for this project. Ask for Gods provision and guidance to be with us. Finally you can donate to the project, just write “Palencia School” in the comment section when you give. It is through partners like you that we can continue to forever change the lives of children!