Update #201903 – Beginning Year 3

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It is hard for me to believe we are beginning our 3rd year of Changing a Generation.  It was only 3 years ago we were hoping and praying for 20 children.  And this year we are opening the doors of PCA to 113 children.  And with the addition of our 2nd grade classroom, we now have 5 grades.  What an amazing opportunity we have to transform the lives of children in Nicaragua.  Equally, what an amazing responsibility we have to compassionately serve our families and our community with the love of Christ.  Each one of you who have been praying and supporting this ministry should feel a sense of pride as we continue making a difference in Palacaguina.  On behalf of every child whose life you are changing, thank you!

 

PARTNER APPRECIATION EVENT – CENTRAL ARKANSAS

Only one month from now, we will be sharing an evening with many of you in Central Arkansas.  We are looking forward to seeing you and spending quality time sharing with you the amazing impact you have all made over this last year.  We hope you will be able to join us on April 6th and maybe even bring a friend.  If you are not in the Central Arkansas area, please know how much we appreciate you also.  We are hoping to host an event in the Titusville, FL area later this year, God willing.  And we are not forgetting all of our friends in Texas and other places.  We will be thinking of ways we can spend time with you as well.  No matter where you are, we pray you know how precious you are in our hearts and how much we appreciate the sacrifices you make every month to touch the lives of the wonderful children we have come to love so much in Palacaguina.

Fellowship North Church

1 E. 52nd Place, North Little Rock, AR 72116

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Please R.S.V.P. to bwitonski@gmail.com

 

 

SPONSORSHIP UPDATE

We have 22 students who need a sponsor this year.  This is actually 4 fewer than the number of students we needed to sponsor this time last year.  We know God is able to do immeasurably more than we could ask or imagine.  So join with us in prayer for new partners who would be willing to sponsor one of these wonderful children.  Please share with others about the good work being done in Palacaguina and invite them to partner with you in sponsoring a child for only $40 a month and Change a Generation.

 

 

BACK TO SCHOOL

As we begin a new year of educating and ministering to the children and families of Palacaguina, we are excited to welcome back 89 returning students and 24 new students to PCA.

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2019 PCA STAFF

We are proud to introduce you to our teaching and support staff of PCA this year.

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Reynaldo, Yessenia, Nohemi, Nubia, Jolieth, Melanea, Aura, Amalia, Ismael, Karina, Jorge, Jaime y Abner

Not pictured: Leonardo y Pablo (Security Guards)

 

 

 

 

CAFETERIA UPDATE

We the completion of our cafeteria roof and flooring, we were able to build several more tables for our children to eat.  We are very happy to have durable tables for all the children now.  And enough to seat an entire class.  A team visited this month and one of their projects was to but a base coat of paint on the cafeteria walls.  Thank you to this team and all they were able to do at the school.

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HELPING OTHERS

We were blessed with several opportunities to help others outside of PCA this month.  By God’s grace we were able to donate a drum set to a local church and in our recent ANF donation, we received a few school uniforms from a school in Managua.  Our team identified a very poor community, El Tamarindo, north of Palacaguina.  This small mountain community does not have a formal school.  There is a volunteer teacher who gives the children classes in a local home.  The conditions for these children are extremely humble and we hope to find more ways in the future to help with education and food in El Tamarindo as the Lord allows.  These are a few of the many ways we are able to make an impact in the community beyond PCA.

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PROJECTS AND CONSTRUCTION

The safety wall is complete!!  Our preschool children are now safe from the several landslides we have had from the hill.  This protects the children and will help prevent more erosion of the hillside.  Our teachers even came up on a Saturday to start making it look colorful. 🙂

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PRAYER REQUESTS

  1. Pray every child will be sponsored for 2019
  2. Pray for a strong year at PCA and our staff working as a team
  3. Pray for our upcoming Partner Appreciation Event and those who will attend

 

 

THANK YOU!!!

To God be all the Glory!!!  We are so grateful for each of you the Lord has brought into our lives to make the ministry of PCA possible.  I never want to miss an opportunity to tell you how truly thankful we are for all you do.  When I see the impact being made, it is overwhelming.  Thank you!!

 

 

Dios te bendiga de la familia Witonski!!!  (God Bless you from the Witonski family)

Want more frequent updates, pictures and videos?  Check out the schools Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AcademiaCristianaPalacaguina/

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