When I was a young teen, I sold greeting cards to elderly ladies, watched children for the neighbors, and did yard work to earn money. At sixteen, I started working 30 hours a week at the local grocery. If you grew up in America, you probably had a similar assortment of jobs as a young person.
Last year, Threads of Hope started a school that will empower students to achieve their high school diplomas and then move on to trade school or college. This school has to be intentional because it has to teach solid academics, Christian-life skills, and the soft skills necessary to be high achievers after graduation. If you started a school to help a generation of kids find a deep relationship with Jesus and life success, what would you include?
ACTS is a place where kids learn God's word and how to apply it. They learn to think critically and apply their academic subjects. At the same time, them must learn about themselves through classes and activities that awaken their talents, skills, and dreams. Finally, they need our help to discover their unique paths for glorifying God and enjoying Him immensely in all areas of their lives.
We're moving to Mindoro to serve at ACTS. I will be training teachers, teaching, discipling, and working with curriculum. Gina will be mentoring, teaching enrichment classes, and standing in the gap for students. James and Grace will be encouraging students and learning with them. Please pray for and support us, as we take this bold step to bring the hope of Jesus to sixty-six young people at the Aninuan Chrstian Training School.
We're a family on mission to bring the good news of Jesus to the Philippines.