- Some years are tougher than others to put a new staff team together and 2019 was a difficult year with over 15 spots to fill. God worked a miracle again and we are thankful for the team He has sent. We had 15 new teachers and teacher aides in new staff orientation last week with three more missionary teachers still preparing to fly here from the USA. We praise God for the experiences, enthusiasm, commitment, and training that our new team members bring. We are especially excited to welcome three ECA alumni to our elementary teaching team!
- We are so thankful for the six new classrooms and the resource room on the new second floor above the cafeteria. Students in 3rd-6th grades will be the ones to especially enjoy these new facilities!
- For the support ECA has been able to give to several of our alumni who are in full-time missions in different countries and ministries. So far we have provided financial support to Majo Rudd serving in Australia with YWAM, and Sara Suárez and Laura Quiñones, both serving in Greece with Euro Relief.
- For our full academic staff team as they are in orientation and preparation meetings July 29-Aug 6. Pray as we seek to set strong bases for this new school year and that we will be 100% ready to receive our 360+ students.
- For the funding needed as we pay off the loan that was taken out over the summer to finish the second floor, and for saving up to begin the annex building in 2020.
- For Jenifer Sequeda Seguro, director of the YWAM base in Amazonas where we served last spring break (El Puente), as she was transported in an air ambulance from Leticia to Bogotá for emergency surgery in Clínica San Rafael.