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Update #2020-01 – WHAT A YEAR!!

January 1, 2020

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.

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FLORIDA TRIP

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!!

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NICARAGUA TRIP

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.

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HELPING OTHERS

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.

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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.

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PROJECT UPDATES

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.

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PRAYER REQUESTS

  • 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

PROJECT GOALS

Praise the Lord for his provision to meet all of our upcoming project goals!!

  1. Finish our Primary school bathrooms by January 2020 ($24,175) – MET
  2. Finish our 3rd Grade Classroom by January 2020 ($2,200) – MET
  3. Finish our safety rails, fencing and gate by February 2020 ($2,150) – MET
  4. 3rd Grade Classroom windows by April 2020 ($1,000) – NOT MET

 

PCA SPONSORSHIP

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.

THANK YOU!!!

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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Update #201912 – FELIZ NAVIDAD

December 2, 2019

Advent10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. – Luke 2:10-11

Possibly the most incredible verses in all of scripture as the angel announced our Savior’s birth.  Our eternity was forever changed in an instant.  As we enter this Advent season and look forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus, we pray you will remember that Christmas is not about materialism and excess, but about the humble coming of our Lord and Savior that brought each of us the opportunity of salvation.  As we come to the end of another amazing year at PCA, we are grateful to all of you who partner with us each month.  We wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas from all of us at Palacaguina Christian Academy!!

 

JOIN ME IN FLORIDA

Sunday, December 1stSt Gabriel’s, Titusville FL – AM Service (7:30am & 10:30am)

Sunday, December 1stRenewal Church, Jupiter FL – PM Service (6:30pm)

Saturday, December 7thChrist Central Church, Titusville FL – 3-5pm – Partner Appreciation

Sunday, December 8th, Rockledge United Methodist Church, Rockledge, FL – AM Service (10:30am)

If you would like to get together, I will be in Titusville Tue-Fri, Dec 3rd-6th.

 

END OF YEAR GIVING

As you look back at the blessed and prosperous year the Lord has given you and consider your end of year giving options, please remember PCA.  Your year-end gift would have a tremendous impact on our 2020 budget as we enter the New Year.  100% of your gift, as always, will go directly to the school.

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

  1. God’s continued provision for our remaining construction projects this year
  2. Divine appointments and the Lords favor while in Florida
  3. God to move on hearts as we plan our 2020 mission trips
  4. Safe travels and opportunities for Brianna as she is traveling/fund raising this month

 

PCA FLOATS (CARROZAS)

This year, we provided a fun competition for PCA students.  The challenge: Create the best float (carrozas).  The families and students had a wonderful time in this activity and as you can see they chose the theme of Christmas and were very creative. Events like this help our students, families and the community focus on more positive activities in the midst of a very difficult time in the country.  We love seeing our children smile.

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BETTER TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE

 

It truly is a blessing to give.  We have begun this season of giving with a gift of food, clothing and sanitation items to our staff and teachers at PCA.  As a thank you from us, these gifts will not only help their immediate family but their extended family in the community as well.

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LOVING ON OUR SENIORS

PCA staff visited the local nursing home in Palacaguina to donate food and blankets as well as visit with the seniors living there.  As we focus on impacting the children of Palacaguina, we must never forget to love and care for those who have gone before us to pave the way for our beloved community.

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PROJECT UPDATES & GOALS

We are getting even closer to finishing the bathroom project with only $2,000 left to complete it.  Praise God!!!  We completed the 3rd grade classroom flooring as well as the tile work in the bathrooms.  We only need to finish the classroom and safety projects by February to be completely ready for the next school year.

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Please pray specifically for these areas and that God will provide for each need.

  1. Finish our Primary school bathrooms by December 20th ($2,000)
    1. Internal Bathroom Stalls – $2,000 – NOT MET
  1. Finish our 3rd Grade Classroom by January 2020 ($1,300)
    1. 3rd Grade Classroom Doors – $300 – NOT MET
    2. 3rd Grade Classroom Windows – $1,000 – NOT MET
  1. Finish our safety rails, fencing and gate by February 2020 ($2,150)
    1. Front Gate – $550 – NOT MET
    2. Chain link fencing/installation – $700 – NOT MET
    3. Safety Railing – $900 – NOT MET

PCA SPONSORSHIP

We have 15 current students needing sponsorship and an estimated 20 new students who will need sponsors.  Please share with others to help find sponsors for these wonderful children.  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.

 

THANK YOU!!!

Finishing a week focused on giving thanks, we can honestly say we are thankful.  God has given us so much and has blessed us with each of you who partner and share with us in the ministry of PCA.  Seeing the impact of all God has done and continues to do, we are amazed.  Each and every one of you are being used by God to make that impact a reality in the lives of children and families in Palacaguina.  Thank you for continually making the choice each month to sacrifice in order to literally change the lives of children and their families.  Thank you!!!

Feliz Navidad y Dios te bendiga de la familia Witonski!!!  (Merry Christmas and God Bless you from the Witonski family)

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