- We held our annual alumni event in December without a hitch! About 20 alumni connected virtually and participated in an online Pictionary game, heard from former Bible and English teacher Brandon Cooper, and connected with classmates and friends around the globe. Our new alumni logo was introduced which capsulizes our desire to continue to see all our alumni grow in Christ! We are thankful to have interacted with some of our alumni and pray we can encourage them to keep growing!
- For the communication and time to partner with parents last week during our Parent/Teacher Conferences.
- That Charlotte Bard (Elementary Principal) has improved health-wise, but she continues seeking better control of her diabetes and needs her insulin levels to be even more stable. She has been on campus a couple of times already.
- That Laura Medina, mother of ECA PK and 4th grade students, doesn’t have any trace of cancer in her body! Laura went through difficult surgeries and chemotherapy, but her last surgery (2 weeks ago) went smoothly. We have yet another reason to testify of our mighty God, for the miracles He performed in her and her family’s lives.
- We praise the Lord that the ECA community was able to continue serving our ministry partners in Amazonas, Chocó, and La Guajira over the holidays. Almost 100 school supplies kits and 200 Christmas gifts were sent for children in those communities, most of whom live in extreme poverty. ECA also supported Bogotá ministries Fundación Buena Semilla and Hogar de Paz.
- We are asking our ECA community for special prayers for Carolina Zamora (Colombian Program Assistant), who is battling cancer and dealing with extreme pain and discomfort. The chemotherapy has not been effective, so doctors are treating her pain. Pray for a healing miracle, for wisdom for the medical team, for peace for Carolina and her family, for wisdom in decisions, for joy in each day together as a family, and for a strong confidence in God’s perfect will. Pray for peace for Carolina’s two daughters (1st and 6th grades) who are living this challenge with their mom, and pray for Fausto, Carolina’s husband, as he leads the family during this difficult time.
- For Oscar Gelves’ (Administrative Director) father’s health. He is Miguel (12th) and María Paula’s (9th) grandfather. After his successful surgery last month, he is now receiving chemotherapy. So far his body is responding well.
- For Maria Alejandra Rivas’ (Operations Coordinator) mother, who was hospitalized after a stroke early last month. She is now home, but the recovery process takes time. Keep praying for the Lord to give her the gift of healing.
- For our recruiting contacts as we interview prospects, study documents, answer questions, and seek wisdom to see who God is drawing to our team. We are thankful for the HS English teacher who accepted our invitation this past week.