Something has to change.
We desire to raise up a new generation of Paraguayan leaders. Many young people want to serve God here in Paraguay, but they don't know where and how to begin. They are lacking the tools and the structure to learn about their gifts and how to apply them practically in the world.
Since so many Paraguayans are unemployed it is crucial for students to learn a vocational trade such as carpentry, communications, agriculture and animal husbandry. Students will spend 50% of their time in the classroom and 50% getting hands-on training in "the shop".
Close your eyes and think about what could happen in the lives of students at ICI:
Imagine with us for a minute, thirty young people sitting around a campfire laughing and drinking mate while sharing about their two week winter internship serving in a church.
We believe in the young people that will change Paraguay with the hope of Christ. God is preparing us for this season of training up leaders, but we need your help.
There are several items we need on site before we launch ICI in March 2011. They are, in order of importance:
- 16 bunk beds with 32 mattresses
- 1 video projector
- 5 computers
- 15 computer monitors
- 30 desks
- 1 door/1 glass window for comp. lab
- 1 Toshiba photocopier
- AV equipment for distance learners
- Pots, pans and cooking utensils
- Dinnerware (silverware/mugs/glasses)
- 20 plastic chairs
- 2 refrigerators
- 1 industrial oven
- 4 computer tables
- Reference books for library
- 4 book shelves
- 4 metal stands for kitchen
- 1 solar panel
Do we serve a God who can move mountains? Absolutely.
Can YOU make a difference? You bet.
Join us on the exciting journey to shape the lives of Paraguay's upcoming leaders. You can give online to the help change Paraguay here. Please earmark your gift "Paraguay Bible School."
They will be forever changed because of your investment.