Update #201904 – KEEP MOVING FORWARD

This month has been a wonderful picture of what God is doing in Palacaguina as we keep moving forward.  We are seeing great returns on the investment each of you are making in the kingdom through Palacaguina Christian Academy.  And we get to continually see the positive impact it is making on children and their families.  What a blessing it is to be a part of such an impactful ministry.  It is amazing to see what God can do when we are all obedient and dedicate back to God some of what He has given us for the work of His kingdom.  We pray this month that you will continue moving forward in the goals and directions God has for you and your family as you seek to serve in the Great Commission through living out your faith each and every day.

 

PARTNER APPRECIATION CHILI DINNER

April 6th is less than a week away.  We hope you will join us THIS Saturday as we celebrate you!!

Fellowship North Church

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

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Family and Friends are Welcome

There will be a plaque honoring all who donated in 2018 with your name on it.  Come take a picture and later this year the plaque will travel to Palacaguina to be permanently affixed to the school.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS @ PCA

Last year we worked hard to help those struggling financially to attend PCA by providing ½ tuition scholarship to 41 students in addition to the already low cost of attending the school.  We have expanded this program to now include 64 students at PCA.  In order to receive tuition assistance, parents are required to fill out an application expressing their need and why they want their children to attend PCA.  I have read each application and I can assure you this is a real need, especially during the economic hard times experienced by all during this season of Nicaragua.  Many single families struggling, yet wanting more for their children.  We are so blessed to be working in Palacaguina.  Thank you for helping make this possible.
 

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENTS

Each year as we grow, we are improving and preparing for our future of ministry in Palacaguina.  This month we have begun our front sidewalk project that will initially protect our water meters but eventually will allow children to come to school without walking through the, at times muddy, road.

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OUR FUTURE

For the future, one major project we just began is the leveling of the rest of PCA property allowing us to construct the rest of our perimeter fencing and paving the way for our future gymnasium and possible High School building.

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TEAMS’ FUTURE

In addition, personally, we began a 3 month project to build a safe path, with stairs, from the house to the school.  As we plan to convert our home to allow future missions teams of up to 18 to stay this is a much needed project for the safety of our team.  For any of you who have braved the current path down to the school, you can testify to the importance of this initiative.

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CHAPEL UPDATE

One of our goals, as we provide the best education possible for our students, is to consistently share with students, parents and the community the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ.  One of the ways we accomplish this is through weekly Chapel services.  Each month 3 are in Spanish and 1 is in English.  Please continue to pray that our children will receive Jesus in their hearts and grow in their relationship with Him.

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CONTINUED LOCAL PARTNERSHIP

This month we were able to assist our local government in Palacaguina by donating paint so they can repaint their local government offices.  We have a wonderful relationship with our local government and ministry of education.  They are very supportive of PCA and we love to partner with them any way we can to serve the children and families of Palacaguina together.

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NEW ENGLISH TEACHER???

This month we were visited by a friend of our 2018 English teacher Natasha.  This wonderful young women is contemplating a move to Palacaguina to teach English at PCA.  This would be an answer to prayer.  Please pray the Lord will open the doors and provide direction as she seeks God’s plan for her life.  Even if it is not at PCA, we pray God will give a clear vision of where He is calling her to be.  If at PCA…she would be welcome.

 

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SPONSORSHIP UPDATE

We have 21 students who need a sponsor this year.  Please continue to join with us in prayer for new partners who would be willing to sponsor one or more of these wonderful children.  And share with others about the good work being done in Palacaguina.  They can partner with you in sponsoring a child for only $40 a month.

 

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PRAYER REQUESTS

  1. Pray every child will be sponsored for 2019
  2. Pray for our staff, students and families in Palacaguina.
  3. Pray for our April fund raising efforts. This next month will determine a lot.

 

THANK YOU!!!

We are super excited about seeing many of you in less than a week and cannot wait to hug your necks and thank you in person for all you do to make PCA and this ministry possible.  And if we miss you this time around, we hope to hear from you and see you soon.  Together, we are making a real difference in the lives of children that is so powerful and life-changing.  Thank you so much for partnering along-side of us!!!

 

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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