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To say 2013 has been a busy, and certainly different, year would be an understatement! God has blessed Savior’s Tear and Oasis de Esperanza with many “firsts” and while there have been both praises and heartbreaks the former certainly exceeds the latter and most importantly God has remained faithful through it all. We are reminded to “praise Him in the good times and the bad times” and our praise is not dependent on those instances but most importantly because He is faithful. He never Read more [...]
Oasis de Esperanza began its 9th school year in February with ~450 children enrolled in Pre-K through 10th grades.  The staff consists of fourteen teachers, two administrators, three kitchen workers, two housekeepers, and two security guards.  Quite a change from our beginning with 80 children and four teachers!  Our vision has not changed; providing a free Christian-based education in a safe environment along with two nutritious meals/day.  The school offers a full curriculum, including English. PRAYER Read more [...]
For the past five years Oasis de Esperanza had taught a Manual Arts class for student in Secundaria (6-10) grades.  The students are taught to not only sharpen their skilling in making items such as gift bags, cards, jewelry boxes, etc. but to be creative in the design of their crafts.  Each year a Manual Arts fair is held for public and private schools in Nicaragua.  Oasis de Esperanza students again won FIRST PLACE in the competition!!  This is the third time in four years of competing Read more [...]
Words cannot begin to describe the joy and emotion of Oasis de Esperanza having its first baptism service. Thirteen people, twelve students and one adult, completed the discipleship course and on October 6 were baptized as a public profession of their faith.  This culminated nine years of praying and building relationships with both students and parents that the Word of God and Biblical teaching would result in their asking Jesus to come in to their hearts.  Parents, grandparents, siblings, Read more [...]
Nicaragua’s school year is February-November so around the U.S. Thanksgiving day our school year ends.  The first week of December is set aside for grade reports, end-of-year activities, and school Christmas lunch and meal.  Every grade/class has a small presentation, Christmas songs are sung, nativity-themed dramas, and celebration of the reason for Christmas.  It’s a fun time and a great way to end the school and calendar year.  Each student receives a special Christmas lunch with items Read more [...]
On December 9 Oasis de Esperanza held their annual graduation ceremony for students graduation from pre-K to 1st grade and from 6th grade to Secundaria (high school). Obviously it’s an emotional time for us because we’ve watched these children grow and mature before our very eyes and it makes us so happy to see the pride and sense of accomplishment on their faces. Few if any have ever completed or accomplished anything in their entire lives but with graduation it confirms to them that if they Read more [...]