In April, Pastor David, Carrie, and Andreas returned to Guatemala to participate in the dedication of the completed school. Colonie Christian Life Center raised an additional $1500 to install solar panels on the school (this will become the first continuous source of electricity in the village) and to pay for the supplies and workers to stucco the walls of the school, which will protect it against the harsh elements.
The villagers were lavishly grateful for the history changing gift of this school. Their children will now be able to gain an education preparatory for mainstream secondary schooling in a nearby city, opening to them previously undreamt of possibilities.
We thank God for the blessing that it has been to be part of this Kingdom of God work on the other side of the earth.