Dear Friends,

If you've been following the news, you may have heard of the recent protests in Nicaragua.

We've been in close contact with Nilda and Lester, our key contacts on the ground in Nicaragua. I wanted to share an update we received yesterday from Nilda, the Nicaragua Coordinator:

The protests don't stop. They're not only in Managua but in different cities as well (Masaya, Granada, Chontales, Nueva Guinea, Bluefields, Jinotega, etc, etc) mostly in the whole country. More people have died... Main highways are blocked in the whole country. Yesterday afternoon high school students, from public and private schools, marched asking for justice. There was thousands of them.

This morning the dialogue started, Ortega and his wife were there. One of the main items on the agenda was asking Ortega to stop the police and paramilitaries from shooting and killing people. In his speech, Ortega said the the national police is a victim of all of this and that since the beginning they've had orders not to shoot. 

This dialogue had not answers but showed the position of the government of doing nothing about it. The dialogue will continue on Friday [today] this week. Streets are more dangerous now since people got more angry with Ortega´s answers.

The Nehemiah Center [where EduDeo's Partner works] keeps closing at 1:00 pm so that we can have time to go home, especially now that the public transportation is not running normally and most of us use the public transportation.

It is expected and it feels that tonight will be a long night... The only thing we can do is continue to pray.

We're carefully monitoring events in the country - and are hopeful this whole situation will be resolved soon, recognizing this affects all of our work, including our HANDS teams.

At times like this, we're reminded again of the importance of good leaders. And how vital it is for us to teach the next generation to model themselves after the perfect leader -- Jesus Christ, the faithful, servant King.

Thank you for praying for Nicaragua.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Writing Project Connects Students in Canada and the Dominican Republic 0 comments

In January 2017, Canadian Grade 5 teacher, Audrey McGregor, began an inspiring project – “Write to Hope” – spanning 3,000 kms, connecting her students at Trinity Christian School in Burlington, ON with a class at La Esperanza Christian School in the Dominican Republic.

In August, “The Blessing Garden” rolled off the press – marking the completion of a story written by students from two different schools, in two different countries.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

HANDS: Blessed and a Blessing 0 comments

Rita Fluit, past HANDS team member, shares how HANDS impacted her – and impacted the community she served.

What made you want to join or lead a HANDS team?

EduDeo is an organization supported by our churches and I was familiar with their vision and mission statements. When opportunity arose, I felt called by God to go on a trip with other people I knew. It was through that trip that I really saw the impact that Christian education was having on the lives of the students, parents and communities of Nicaragua. The whole experience did not leave us unchanged either!

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Monday, March 19, 2018

The Global Movement of Education + Gospel 0 comments

I just returned from the Africa RoundTable Conference hosted by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Africa. Representatives from over 20 African countries gathered together – and I was honoured to be a part of it. We met to discuss how partnership can advance Christ-centred education across the continent. Three of our partners – from Ghana, Rwanda and Ethiopia – were also attending. And that says something to me…

EduDeo Ministries is part of something much bigger than ourselves.

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