“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” (Hebrews 12:1; emphasis mine)
As Christians, all of us have some of the same ‘race marked out for us’….seek to be more like Christ, love others, share the Gospel with others, and so on. However, parts of our ‘race’ is different. For us, a part of our ‘race’ is living & working at PQQ. Our school is fronted by the Amazon river & surrounded on the other three sides by jungle. Most days we never leave our jungle home/school. Our ‘race’ right now, for the most part, is developing followers of Christ. We spend our days teaching classes, playing/coaching sports (well, NOT Angela! 😉 ), having Bible studies and living life with the students of our school. For roughly 9 months of the year, these kids are under our (the school’s) care. This ministry is a 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week ministry. What this school is doing matters. Did you know that PQQ has a big return rate of missionary kids who come back into missions when they are adults? There are numerous PEOPLE GROUPS who are well on their way to having the Word of God in their own languages because missionary kids are now missionary adults. What a blessing for us to be a part of it! And to you, our partners, what a blessing for you to be a part as well! In a recent e-mail from some parents it was said, “Thank you for all you guys do out at PQQ. We would have had to leave our ministry/tribe if it were not for being able to send our child.” (I’m paraphrasing since it was in Portuguese. 😉 ) It’s for parents like these, for WHOLE PEOPLE GROUPS like these, that PQQ exsists. One day those parents are going to have the Bible translated in that language. One day those people are going to hear about Christ! What a BLESSING, A HUGE BLESSING to be even a small part of that!
Living life with the students= sometimes serious, sometimes FUN!!!!