The sewing class in Guaimaca is almost over. Eight weeks have flown by!
The class this year has consisted of four students from the Hands for Jesus Christian School and four MK's. We have had a great time! The four students from the Hands for Jesus School are eighth grade students. I had them last year in the seventh grade, so they were working on more advanced projects. The picture on the right shows the school students with the reversible table runners they made. The MK's are first time sewers! Basic knowledge and skills are being taught with simple projects. The MK girls, photo on the left, completed hot pot place mats. All the students are making great progress!
I am happy to announce that the new ETC building at GSCA is ready for class! A storage area added, shelves have been built, fresh paint, fabric sorted, labeled, and stored in plastic bins, and everything organized! This room is the "Extra Training Center" for cooking, sewing, health and first aid, finance, etc. Many thanks to supporters for helping fund the sewing ministry! God has provided and this building will be used beyond the sewing ministry!
There will be new sewing classes beginning after Easter on Tuesday and Thursday. The first class will be girls from the GSCH. I have had these girls in the past, and they already know how to sew. We will be making advanced projects for girls: skirts, scarves, bags, aprons, etc. The second class will be the 5th and 6th grade from the GSCA. They will be learning the basics. The third class will be a small mixture of students from the Educatados class. This is a class for students who are behind in their grade level and need extra help to get them to the grade they should be in.
Many of you already know that the GSCA has been approved by the Honduran government to change the school schedule. The official start for the GSCA will be in August and will coincide with the school schedule in the States. During this time from February to May, is a transition time. School is in progress but on a much smaller scale; much like summer school. We covet your prayer for a smooth transition.