Update #202010 – HEADLINES THAT MATTER
Update #202009 – SERVING AND HELPING OTHERS
Update #202008 – TOUCHING LIVES
Update #202007 – MAKING A REAL IMPACT
Update #202006 – HARDSHIPS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Update #202005 – HE IS RISEN!!!
Update #202004 – TAKE HEART – JOHN 16:33
Update #202003 – 139 STUDENTS! OH MY!!
Update #202002 – AND A NEW YEAR BEGINS!!
Update #2020-01 – WHAT A YEAR!!
What a powerful year at PCA. 2019 has truly been a wonderful year that is now forever imprinted into the history of PCA. We may never fully know the eternal impact for the kingdom, but we know that God is recording everything and has promised not to forget our work (Hebrews 6:10). We are so grateful your kingdom work is partnering with us to Change a Generation of children for the glory of Christ.
GRADUATION 2019 – CLASS OF 2030
We are so proud of our 28 kindergarten students who represent our 3rd preschool graduating class at Palacaguina Christian Academy. These promising students will now enter primary school at PCA and we cannot wait to see what the future has in store. Regardless of what their future may hold, we are committed to nurture and guide them with the love and grace of Jesus Christ as they navigate the next 11 years of their lives. Praise God we can all partner together to give them the hope and opportunity every child deserves.
What a wonderful time in Florida. It was so nice to see several of you and share all God has done in 2019. Special thanks to Christ Central Church, St Gabriel’s, Renewal Church, Rockledge United Methodist, and all who helped make this a successful trip for the school. Thank you!!
I will be making my annual January trip to Palacaguina to kick-off the next school year. Please pray for safe travels and for our teachers and staff as they work together to get the school and classrooms ready for our students to return in February. If you are interested in going to Palacaguina in 2020, we may have a trip the first week of July. More information on this trip to come.
FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY
In addition to hard economic times in Nicaragua, this year, the weather was not favorable and many in our community of Palacaguina suffered poor harvests this year. In response, many families requested help. The local government offices verified the need and responded with food. However, they needed help transporting the food into very hard to reach areas. PCA, having a 4×4 vehicle, partnered to help provide transportation of the food to families in severe need. Thank you God for allowing us to help these starving families.
PCA learned of an elderly couple living in extreme conditions of poverty. Don Pastor(95) and his wife Mrs. Doña Ramona(82) some days do not even have a match to light a fire. They are now without electricity as their service was cut off because they could not afford the bill which was less than $1.00. PCA was able to give this couple sanitary items, clothing, blankets and jackets for the cold winter nights as well as canned beans and mana packs to give them enough food for a month. Please pray we will be able to find local friends who will help provide regular help to the couple. And thank you Jesus for allowing us to reach out to them as the coldest nights are coming in the next few months.
TOYS FOR CHRISTMAS OUTREACH
We were blessed to be part of an outreach with the local ministry of education to provide toys for needy children in Palacaguina and surrounding communities. We provided transportation and assisted local officials to deliver toys to poor children in very hard to reach places. We look forward each year to this, bringing joy to children at Christmas who have so little. As a partner with PCA, you help make moments like this possible.
The primary school bathroom is fully funded and will be completed soon. In addition we have many projects underway to fully prepare for next year including new fencing, gates, and safety railing.
- PRAISE: All necessary 3rd grade construction projects are fully funded!!!!
- PRAISE: The trip to Florida was blessed and God answered our prayers.
- PRAISE: We are only $1,000 away from having a fully funded 2020 Budget
- Please pray for safety and God to be glorified in the January trip to Palacaguina
- Safe travels for Brianna as she returns to Palacaguina this month
- Rest for us, our teachers and staff as we prepare our hearts for a new year
Praise the Lord for his provision to meet all of our upcoming project goals!!
- Finish our Primary school bathrooms by January 2020 ($24,175) – MET
- Finish our 3rd Grade Classroom by January 2020 ($2,200) – MET
- Finish our safety rails, fencing and gate by February 2020 ($2,150) – MET
- 3rd Grade Classroom windows by April 2020 ($1,000) – NOT MET
We have several opportunities to sponsor children for the 2020 school year. Sponsoring a child not only provides a quality education, but a meal every day, a uniform, books and supplies to help them stay in school. By next month’s update, we will finalize our current children needing a sponsor and our new students as well. Please pray God will open doors and hearts to get every child sponsored in 2020.
2019 has been a year full of God’s favor and loving on children and families with the love of Christ. Thank you for partnering with us. This work would not be possible without your sacrifice and partnership. We pray you can feel the impact and powerful difference you are making for all of our children and really the whole community of Palacaguina. May the Lord bless you and keep you as you continue to serve Him in all of His kingdom work. We look forward to seeing all God is going to do through you in 2020!
Dios te bendiga de la familia Witonski!!! (God Bless you from the Witonski family)
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