July 2016 NFE Impact Trip

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Impact Team July 2016

Front row, left to right: Lane Lopus, Nancy Meléndez León (In-Country Host), Mari (Pastor’s wife), Pastor Pedro (His church owns our school building), Al Lopus Back Row, left to right: Heidi and Mike Reynolds, Bill Safstrom, Ivan España (NFE National Director – Guatemala)

The July NFE team spent two days with our Nicolás Christian School students, praying for and encouraging them.

 

Our trips help us to really get to know these students through personal conversations. The students love to perform for teams and have prepared dramas using mime actors. Students also lead us in worship with songs and have recently added instruments such as guitars, keyboard, a trumpet and percussion.

The July team was planning to put on the third annual all-day Teacher Professional Development Workshop for local Ixil teachers. This year we’re thrilled to have 80 Ixil teachers attending from a variety of villages!

Nicolás Christian School has its own internet capacity, and one of the presenters at the workshop was a Spanish-speaking Seattle Pacific University professor who did a Livestream presentation on the topic of special needs students. The teachers received a certificate from SPU at the end of the day.

One of the other real benefits of these workshops is for teachers to network with each other, to promote sharing of resources and information as well as supporting each other in the pursuit of educational excellence.

The July team spent time meeting with parents and teachers in La Bendición, La Esperanza and Belén to answer their questions and obtain feedback. The team also spent time with primary school students in these villages.

Be on the lookout for the date of the July Team Trip Report for details about how these plans unfolded!

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