The girls took two very different paths. Years ago, during a visit to a rural village in Belize, MVI missionary Elizabeth Ayala noticed two 15-year-old girls, Carmen and María, (not their real names), sitting under a tree. She approached them to chat and learn more about them, intrigued that they were not in school.
In Belize, 16-year-old John was already older than most of the other upcoming sophomores. But without a scholarship, he would have to wait even longer to continue school, if it was even possible at all.
Dr. Jill (Aragón) Neely graduated from Nicaragua Christian Academy in 2004, and currently serves as the Global Health Fellowship Director at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center.
When Alisbell Ocón was born with Down syndrome, friends and neighbors assumed she would never go to school. In Nicaragua, children with disabilities are often viewed as a burden, because it is assumed others will need to care for them their entire lives. Many families view an education as a needless waste of time and…
Too often, Lizzy’s school desk was empty.
The teachers would call her name, “Lizzy Paola?” yet there was rarely an answer.
She became known around school as the student who hardly ever showed up at class.
I love God stories. I’d like to tell you one story that started five years ago when we’d gone to Matagalpa, Nicaragua, to purchase the property for a school […]
In 2007, after serving as a teacher at Nicaragua Christian Academy and learning more of Nicaragua’s culture and struggle, missionary Mike Deibert prayed for God’s continued call for him in Nicaragua.