IHF Update – Summer 2019
A Job Well Done!
This past Sunday afternoon a very special happening took place on the IHF Loforna base. Dressed in their finest, nine students graduated from our trade skills program which included baking, carpentry and small engine repairs.
Taught by our very capable teachers, much was learned to afford them greater employment or business opportunities. A special thanks goes to Lazarus and Alicia Pop, our ministry directors, as well as the Belize board for another successful session. To date over fifty students have gone through this much needed outreach. We thank God for everyone of them and wish them His richest blessings.
Graduating allows students who displayed a proper work ethic, reliability, and respect for authority to apply for high school sponsorship. This years recipients are introduced in the article above.
Of particular note was special appreciations for Mr. Marin Rosado (Vice Principal Armenia Grade School/IHF Board Chairman) for his years of dedicated service to the village and IHF. Now retired, he looks forward to a more peaceful time of working his small farm and being more available to his ailing wife. We cannot thank him enough for laying down a proper operational structure for IHF Belize to help ensure a promising future as an effective ministry run by Belizeans for Belizean youth. Dios te bendiga, Mr. Rosado![/vc_column_text][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”8967,8966,8965,8964,8962,8961,8960,8959,8958″][vc_column_text]All Sponsored and Ready to Grow!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
– Jeremiah 29: 11
Well, here they are all sponsored and ready to pursue career dreams now made possible by our generous donors. Starting in September, Auner, Carlos, Tiffany, Emily, Jason, Joanna, and Eveliin join present students Julie, Susana, Osbin, Darren, and Breannie to head off to nearby Belmopan to attend mostly Christian high schools.
IHF scholarships are no free ride because IHF’s (Belize) sponsorship contract requires students to: • complete 100 hours of community service • maintain a 2.5 GPA and excellent attendance • maintain monthly correspondence with their sponsors • fundraise to support a new student to go to.
Last year’s team completed all the above including raising enough money to sponsor Auner to attend. Having youth sponsoring one of their own to go on in education is a first for the village.
An added blessing is that alll are deeply invested in our growing IHF family now and for many years to come.
Be blessed! [/vc_column_text][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”8952,8951″][/vc_column][/vc_row]