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Quarter 1 News


    As we rang in the new year, we started off with excitement and anticipation for our campus plan and expansion. MC’s apartment was finally finished and she was able to move in and have a place to call home! Construction slowly continues to add on an apartment for the House of Hope  and an apartment for missionary teachers. We continue to renovate and update the Academy and surrounding grounds, and there is still so much to be done. 

   Beginning in January, MC has been teaching for half days at the Academy for K-3rd grade, her daily presence is valuable in a multitude of ways! Our prayer and goal is that the school will grow in order for her to be there full-time! 

   In February. We were blessed with the arrival of Mattison Huey, a missionary teacher from Texas. She has been the addition that the Academy needed for a teacher and to help strengthen the school. 
As the school has continued to grow, we are in great need of another American teacher.
We now have a small group of middle school kids that are thriving in their new environment.



House of Hope Huge News
We are thrilled to announce the graduation of Patricia Yissel Garcia Navarro from the University of Panama Latina with a degree in English Translation. JLM Christian Foundation  has supported her at our House of Hope through her schooling. She is instrumental at the JLM Christian Academy as a social studies and math teacher. 
   There are currently 4 students in the House of Hope working toward their degrees. We have incorporated a new program to effectively stretch the capability of reaching and supporting education in the impoverished area of Rio Hato. We are not able to supply housing beyond what we already have, until the campus housing is complete. However, we are able to support five young women with a university education from where they currently live, called “The House of Hope Extension”. They are a great example in their community of what can be accomplished with dedication and support.

Spring Break Mission
Thea Bland and her cousin Cheslyn arrived the week before Easter. First evening in, MC and a select group of women were invited by the mayor of Penonomé, to speak to the community about success as a female leader. The next day we celebrated the graduation of Patricia with her visiting family.
    The week of mission began with Thea, Cheslyn, BJ, and Matti leading Spring Mini Camp. We had 20 elementary and middle school kids that participated in violin lessons with Cheslyn,  art with Thea, a scavenger hunt, baking, and cupcake decorating, games, swimming, and much more!
   There were donations and storage items that were sorted and organized, along with other Spring cleaning projects. Thea arranged, and created a welcoming and comfortable space for MC to enjoy her new place. We are still in need of furniture and household items. 
  Rico and Jonathan Balzora, team members from Florida, arrived just before Easter. They conducted spiritual training, and counseling.

Mission Outreach
Our second largest outreach of the year was the back to school supplies
for the surrounding community in great need. We were happy with the turn out, enabling students to start school with the things they needed. In Panama the public school year began in March. We collect items throughout the year for this annual event


Upcoming Missions....
We are planning our next open mission trips for this upcoming summer and fall. We are in need of individuals and teams interested in volunteering on our campus with an array of projects. All housing with beds and private bathrooms are provided on campus at no cost for these missions.Total cost is $250 for Ground transport and food, per person. Per trip below. You are responsible for arranging airfare travel to and from Panama City, Panama. Copa Air is Panama’s airline, with excellent service and prices. Please contact us for more information. 

JULY 28 - Aug 1, 2023 
NOV 2 -10, 2023
Projects include:
Paint and repair playhouse
Repair and spruce up playground
Build/enclose carport for school classroom addition (block build)
Plant a Garden of food
Create a Prayer garden
Paint exterior stucco of MC’s and House of Hope 
Paint interior of school
Clean up surrounding land

We are grateful for the great start and accomplishments in the past few months. Thank you to our supporters for your prayers and financial gifts that make this ministry possible, as we are 100% privately funded. We are seeking business partners, mission volunteers short and long term, and an American elementary teacher starting in August for the school year. 

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