A letter from a student at Concepcion:

Hello, my name is Neider.  I live in Louisville Village and attend classes at Concepcion Presbyterian School located in Concepcion Village.  I have a little brother named Edelmir. He is in Infant One class (equivalent to kindergarten) and I am in Standard Three (equivalent to Grade 4).

Since we do not live in the same village where our school is located, we need to wake up early and get ready to catch a bus or taxi that will take us to the next village where my beloved school is.  Rain or shine, we look forward to being present at school every day.  For the past years, travelling for nine complete months has made me be responsible, since I am the big brother and I need to look after my little brother.  Even though it is a bit far from home, here at Concepcion Presbyterian School we feel loved and cared for - at lunch time we eat our home-prepared lunch in the Infant One class, where we eat with other students who also commute from the nearby villages.

My parents decided to send us to this school because of the quality Christian education we receive. Where I live there is only one Roman Catholic School.  Here at my school I feel safe, loved and cared for.  Our teachers are kind and generous, they are good role models and I like how they share the Word of God with us every morning. 

Even though I am just a kid, I am learning a lot about God and how He loves us even though we are sinners. 

I look forward to our monthly Chapel time, where all the school joins in praise and worship; that is a time where I feel free to praise God along with my friends.  I know that God is working in my life - I am learning to pray to God, I have seen how gracious He is and how His love and mercy are new each day, and I thank Him for His daily protection. 

Over the past year our school hosted three teams from Canada. We were so happy and excited to have them in our midst.  They are sooooooo friendly and they reflect much about God’s love and the goodness He has done in their lives. We learned a lot from them - they are our friends even though they are far.  They hugged, laughed and played with us under the hot sun.  We are grateful for the different projects in which they helped.  We are enjoying it a lot.  We hope to see them again in the future if the good Lord permits it. 

God bless you all my friends!

Neider (Student, Standard Three)

Coreen
Sep 9, 2016 at 12:25 pm

Neider this is Ms Coreen Steen. I remember you. Ask the principal Mrs Cobos to show you a picture of me. I am so happy you wrote a letter and I can read it in the EduDeo website. We did have fun at Concepcion Pres School. I was the lady from Ontario Canada with the kite and frisbee. You and your brother do have a big commitment by coming to the school everyday. I praise God you are able to come. I pray that this school year you,your brother, and all the students have fun, learn a lot, and do well. Maybe someday I will return to visit.

God bless you.

Marten
Sep 9, 2016 at 10:54 pm

Neider this Mr Marten I also remember you! I think you were there helping us mix the cement for the floor you can ask Mrs Cobos to show you a picture of me also my wife is Ms Alice she had her birthday while we were there and the teachers gave her a wonderful celebration. I am impressed that you take the responsibility of your little brother and how God has worked in your life. You as students and teachers were a real blessing to us as a team we may have helped you build your school up but you guys have blessed our lives as a team which is more than any construction project. Keep up the good work and may God continue to bless you and your school.

Bryan
Sep 12, 2016 at 9:38 pm

It's so great to hear from students in Belize. Remember me? I was the guy who wore the orange crush shirt. We sure did have a great time at your school. I really enjoyed showing the students how to throw the frisbee. Do you still have that frisbee? Even though we are far apart geographically, we are united as brothers and sisters in Christ! Our prayers for all of the students at Concepcion, is that you work hard to get a good education and to put God first in your life. We hope to return to Belize in the future (God willing) and meet you all again.

With love from Canada, Bryan and Marlene. Dios te bendiga!

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