Due to the world situation, the school panorama is constantly changing in the countries we work in, but we firmly believe that the harvest field is ripe and God wants us to work harder than ever. We are distributing every grade as a digital class for the kids to do at home. Even if the teachers weren’t able to give each child their book before lock down, the kids can still do the lessons and learn of Jesus. Here is what God has us doing in each country:
The digital classes with the books are continuing strong. Many parents are starting to ask to use the books in schools that currently don’t have any. It is fun to see God moving in families as well as schools. God is also opening up the doors with many of the preschool regional authorities. We are looking forward to training (virtually) many preschool teachers.
The State educational directors of 6 of the 8 states that we are working in this year have
implemented the digital classes in 100% of their schools. The other 2 are in the process of doing the same. It is incredible to see their excitement as they see hundreds of videos of parents memorizing Bible verses and learning of Jesus with their kids. We continue to pray for one of the educational directors that is working on implementing the digital classes in ALL of Honduras.
We have great hopes for this beautiful and large country. We are in the process of distributing the second value lesson to the schools that have books this year. We have also offered the digital classes to the national Ministry of Education for implementing in other areas of the country.
What wonderful things have happened in Nicaragua this past month. We can rejoice that the Project is now working in all 17 states of the country, covering 80% of the student population. We are so excited to meet all the educational authorities, share the project with them and receive their support. The state educational director for the city of Managua promised to gather together all the district bosses in her state to prepare them for next year – we are in districts 1-5 of 17 this year. Praise the Lord!
Last year 138 schools used the material in San Salvador. We have been working on getting more contacts through principals as well as working with the educational authorities. We received the ‘good-to-go’ from the educational boss of San Salvador for the 138 schools and are in the process of extending that to the 1100+ schools in her area. God has big things in store for this small, heavily populated country!
The Ministry of Education has decided to create recorded classes to put on a national TV channel. We are in the process of having Vital Values with Jesus included in that. Meanwhile, we continue to work with the digital classes in schools and with the regional educational authorities.
We are contacting several private schools in Quito and Guayaquil to offer digital classes and have received promising responses. Praise the Lord. It’s a start.
Thank you for your continuing partnership in the Project as we navigate this time of open doors.