December 3, 2018

Day 1: 12 Days of Christmas With EduDeo

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This blog is Day 1 of the 12 Days of Christmas with EduDeo. Keep following along to read more stories of celebration from 2018. 

“I prayed to God to help me stay strong,” says Jancy, a young woman living in Managua, Nicaragua. When Jancy reflects on her journey in life, there is one constant that she always saw: the power of prayer.

From preschool to high school, Jancy attended Bautista Libertad Christian School in Managua.

“We had teachers who took the time to give us advice and showed so much love to us. To feel that affection from a teacher made us feel like a family.”

Jancy looks back on her time as a student as deeply influential. Her Christian teachers were those who shaped her into the person she is today.

 “I remember that I had some obstacles when I was a teenager because I became rebellious, didn´t behave and sometimes didn´t want to study. I even said, ‘this is boring.’” Jancy was like many teenagers across the world – her life was confusing, and she struggled with who she was.

“I knew that our teachers prayed for us,” says Jancy – there is no doubt about that. “It was very difficult to grow, but my teachers supported me when I went through that process. They used to tell me: ‘Jancy, we are praying for you.’”

During her time in high school, Jancy’s teachers encouraged her to enroll in an English language program – to improve her skills and gain experience. It was not easy, but she was continually encouraged by her teachers – who knew she had the abilities and determination to finish the program.

“In June 2016, after two years persevering and with God´s help, I graduated! It was a wonderful experience and I give thanks to Bautista Libertad School because I wouldn´t have finished this without their prayers and support.”

After graduating from high school, Jancy studied to become a teacher – she knew that she could have the same influence on future students that her teachers had on her. Jancy now teaches English at Bautista Libertad - she same school she grew up in.

“The Lord is doing something in me. He is getting me ready and I´m praying to keep going because He wants to tell me something. I always get excited when I talk about my life because God has made a big change in me.

Bautista Libertad is my home. I was born here, I was raised here, and they educated me. The value that I received here, I wouldn’t have received it anywhere else. They believed in me.”

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