The High School Is About To Open

photo 1On February 10th our high school will open. Seriously, what business do we have opening this high school? A bunch of gringos, with no money, no experience, opening a school in a third-world country. Only because of God will this actually take place.

The Centro Educativo Presbiteriano de La Ceiba (the Presbyterian Education Center of La Ceiba) is fully constructed, fully staffed, fully legal and ready to go. There are a few minor things that still have to be sorted out…like…we have no computers for our computer lab, most of our text books have still not arrived and we don’t yet know exactly how many students will attend. But, we are thrilled that God has given us the pleasure of working out these problems. The school will open in the first year teaching only 7th grade (1st year of Honduran high school). We will add 8th grade in 2015, 9th grade in 2016 and so on.

photo 2Our staff (from top to bottom in the picture) consists of Maribel (Director & Teacher), Dania (Secretary & Teacher), Julile (Assistant Director & Teacher), Pastor Jesús (Bible Teacher), and Kathy Clow (English Teacher). We are so excited to have this staff. Every staff member is a Christian and they all truly have hearts to glorify the Lord.

Please be in prayer that the 8,492 remaining details that still need to be sorted out, are taken care of. Pray for our staff, the kids and that God is glorified by the opening of this school.

About Mike

Mike, 49, grew up in California and spent 38 years of his life there. He received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary and is pursuing a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Before accepting God’s call to fulltime missions, Mike worked in the California State Senate for 12 years. He became a Christian at the age of 20. Mike was a Ruling Elder at Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church(PCA) for seven years. While at Soaring Oaks, Mike served as the Director of the High School Youth Group, Sunday school teacher, and instructor of evangelism. His cross-cultural missions experience includes five short term trips to Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Peru (Lima and Cusco) through Mission to the World (MTW). He has volunteered with World Relief by teaching and counseling international refugees. Mike has also attended cross-cultural church planting conferences in New York and Orlando and completed the Perspectives course on the World Christian Movement. He attended Bible Study Fellowship for two years. He is a certified instructor through Evangelism Explosion and is a certified trainer of the Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention program. He completed MTW‘s Disaster Response Training. Mike is an experienced speaker and author. Over 70 of Mike's articles on missions have been published and he has written three books. He is a trained and experienced mentor, discipler, leader and a passionate teacher of small groups and Bible studies. Mike received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Before accepting God’s call to fulltime missions, Mike was a Ruling Elder, Youth Group Leader, adult Sunday school teacher and evangelism instructor at Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church in Elk Grove, CA. Mike is an experienced speaker and author. Over 70 of Mike's articles on missions have been published and he has written three books. He is a trained and experienced mentor, discipler, leader and a passionate teacher of small groups and Bible studies. From 2007 to 2017 Mike served as a fulltime missionary for MTW. Mike served as Team Leader, Church Planter, and Seminary Professor. Mike and his wife Erin served in Honduras in Central America and Equatorial Guinea in Central Africa. Mike currently serves as the Director of the MTW West Coast Hub where he trains and mentors new missionaries from CA, AZ, & NV. Mike is also busy writing his next book.

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