Monday, March 12, 2012

Men at Work

Cristian Diaz is in 9th Grade
Over the past 10 years, AFE has continued to expand. Every year presents new challenges and one of the consistent challenges that continue to arise is the need for more buildings at our school. Last year was the first year that AFE has had a complete school…nursery and preschool all the way through high school.

Growth is inevitable from now on.

Since January, our classes have not only been filled with students, but also with the noise that comes with construction.

Our fifth building is well on its way!

In addition to the many workers who put in a full day of work, we also have several of our male students from high school putting in extra hours after school in order to contribute. Their efforts will go toward their required hours of social work. It is so encouraging to see the guys, who could be doing so many other things, taking the time to give back to the ministry that has given them so much. This time of year, the conditions outside are extreme (to us Americans).
Douglas Rodriguez is
in 10th Grade

Temperatures in the high 90s
Dry and dusty
Acrid smoke from the trash dump
Direct sunlight with little to no shade

In the midst of all of this, the attitude from these students is nothing but positive. It certainly would be easy for them to complain, but instead they choose to offer a positive example for their peers that taking responsibility and working towards a goal is how we move forward in life. Praise GOD for these young men and for the example they set not only for the younger students behind them, but for all of us as well.

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