Dreams for a Campus Becoming Reality
As Myanmar national laborers dig the foundation on the newly purchased land for a campus, we have to thank God for his sovereign hand to provide.
In February 2021, the Myanmar coup led to attacks, arrests, and threats throughout the country. No one at Hope International School thought then that their prayer for a campus of their very own would ever be answered with a yes after that. But God knew!
(Until now, Hope International School has been sharing space with Faith Baptist Theological Seminary. But, they don't have enough room there to continue to grow and the campus isn't strategically located for parents.)
Coup Frees Up Laborers
Lydia, director of Hope International School, said, "By the grace of God, dreams of a campus for Hope International School are becoming a reality. We are starting by faith and will hopefully have the main building (for classrooms) completed by the end of the year. We are trying to move quickly with this project, as the current political situation has freed up laborers, who we have been able to hire."
Only God can redeem a coup for His Glory. Let's pray that the laborers who are working on the school will be able to finish soon and also that they would come to trust Jesus for salvation.
God Provided Online Teachers
Hope International School is finishing up the 2021-2022 school year this March and summer school will run in April and May. (The seasons are a little different in Myanmar than they are in North America.) Classes have been online since the coup and will be until the civil war is over.
Of course, online teaching has brought on a new and tricky dynamic for the school. But God has provided two North American women, Kelsi and Ashlee, who teach the kids virtually from the States during their morning, which is evening in Myanmar.
Lydia said, "The students have improved and are enjoying the classes tremendously."
How to Pray
- Pray for new students to join 2022 summer school
- Pray for God to provide the money to build an outhouse like the one pictured below
- Ask God to provide the money for Hope International School to begin construction on their building
- Ask God to bring more students, teachers, and staff once the new building is up
- Pray that the civil war will end at the perfect time, allowing Hope International School to move into their new building.