You celebrated with us in December when a few of our teachers reached their goal of graduating from University! We have been so encouraged by their determination, and the grace they displayed as they balanced school, teaching, and taking care of their families.
We thought we would follow up with two of our teachers and hear from them as they reminisce on the experience of University, the people that made it possible, and all that has happened since!
On graduation day I felt so happy and thankful because I was able to achieve my goal and dream to become a teacher.
God showed me His love, faithfulness, and that He is my hope and refuge during University.
Since graduation, my life is much calmer. I have time to dedicate to my family. My plans now are to continue studying because I would love to be a teacher for Gestation de Centro (an education service center). I would like to take special classes to help students who struggle with reading- this is a great passion of mine.
God showed me His faithful during University because it was really difficult to attend with a newborn baby. God helped with with this and showed me His provision through my mother, who was a great help to me. She cared for my baby when I needed to attend class or study. I thank God every day for my mother who allowed me to achieve my hope and dream of being a certified teacher.
Every day I give thanks to God for giving me the opportunity to serve as a teacher in a school as special as Makarios. I am here with the purpose to give the best of myself to my students, to education with love and to share the good news of Jesus Christ to my students and their families.
Graduation day made me feel completely happy. I felt that it was a huge step in preparing me to be the teacher I want to be.
Throughout my time in University, God taught me patience the power of hope. He showed me time and time again that He would provide a way for me to attend and He helped me through so much. This made me even more thankful for all that He has done for me.
I am much less busy now that University is over. I have time to spend with my family and in the community my mother lives in.
God helped me by not only providing for the materials and money to attend University, but he also gave me protection. Every Saturday I would leave my home at 6 am and walk to the main highway (about a mile) in the dark. He protected me during these times.
Now I hope to practice all of the things I learned in University on a daily basis in my classroom. My hope is to eventually teach social studies in the upper grade levels.