Hope Evangelical Bilingual Academy was started in January of 2008 with English curriculum.
A change in the curriculum for the 2018 school year to all Spanish will allow more students to enroll because the cost will be much less and the children will be taught in their native language.
We have 82 students enrolled grades PreK through 6th grade. As the Lord leads, we will open grades 7-9 next year and continue growing as God provides.
When we needed a new school director, God sent Ana. Ana, a member of one of our churches, had been praying for God to give her the job that He wanted her to have. She has a master’s degree in Education Administration, loves the Lord, and is thrilled to be serving Him in the school. (Read the full story of how God guided her to us in the March Missionary Herald.)
We are thankful for God’s leadership in finding the right person for the director of the school.
Caring staff are at the core of the work that we are doing. Many of our current staff members are former students. who have returned to work with us.
We are thankful for the dedicated staff who is working hard to train our students to be future leaders.
The Christian training that the children are receiving is making a difference.
You can keep up with the story by following our EFM missionaries, Keith and Crystal Shaper on Facebook.
“As we look into the future our goal is to get the school self-supporting, directed by the national people, and able to duplicate its success all over Guatemala. Several churches are asking for help to start a school in their community. Curriculum printed in Guatemala will be a huge help to these small churches with the lower cost and easier access.” –
Crystal Schaper, EFM Missionary to Guatemala