Recently, almost 200 costumed students at the Juan Christian Private School in Rubio sang, danced and spoke about what Christmas means to them as they celebrated Christ’s birth.
As I reflect on the photos of these beautiful children, I’m in awe at what God has done since the day Ana Carrillo and Gaby Andrade, directors of our Venezuelan Civil Association, approached me about helping start a private Christian school in Rubio. Executing the paperwork necessary to start a school was believed to be a 3+ year process. God opened doors, and unbelievably, in just one year, the school welcomed its first class: one teacher and five Kindergarten students.
Today, Juan Christiansen Private Academy employs more than 20 teachers and staff who oversee 185 students from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Only God can pull off a miracle like this – one that gives families in Rubio the opportunity for their children to learn about Christ while receiving an education that is second to none.
And there is more to come. Look for great news in the days ahead about an expansion of our school to accommodate scores more children. Until then, let’s celebrate Christ’s birth together with the wonderful staff and students of the Juan Christiansen Private Academy.
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6