LEGO LEAGUE COMPETITION
We are proud of our Robotics Team because of their recent performance alongside 34 other schools in Guatemala. While they did not qualify for the next round of competition, they loved their experience and were encouraged to keep working on their robot. “One of the most challenging parts of the process is to program the robot, but it’s very rewarding to see the robot do what you programmed it to do,” said Pablo, one of the team members. We love seeing our students develop a passion for technology as well as discovering its many applications in everyday life.
We recently welcomed three young children to our Home. In their time here, siblings Enio (11), David (10), and Tania (6) have made good friends and are excited about the opportunities Agua Viva provides. Please keep these children in your prayers as they continue to adjust to their new life at the Home.
A SCHOLARSHIP STORY
Pablo has been studying at Agua Viva School since Kindergarten and loves it here. He believes that “Agua Viva is the best educational institution around because of its programs and fun activities.” His interest in mechanics and computers has prompted him to become a member of the robotics team, and to pursue a practical use for this knowledge.
“Computers help me to find solutions for working on cars and fixing them. This information will help me to become a mechanic one day,” smiled Pablo. Instructors at Agua Viva such as Professor Roberto have been of great help in encouraging Pablo to pursue his dreams.
We want to send a special thank you to everyone who participated in our recent fundraiser to obtain new Bible resources for Agua Viva School. In a community where few families own books, we know these full-color volumes will be treasured for years to come. We appreciate everyone who has helped us to make certain our children have the best Bible study materials available!
Several of our staff members have dedicated one day a week to invite different sibling groups to have dinner with their families. The kids enjoy spending time with their brothers and sisters, eating delicious food, talking, and playing board games. Most importantly, they are learning relational skills that will help them to develop lifelong friendships.
By Ashly Barnhill, Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, IN
Before my trip to Agua Viva, I was really struggling to find my passion in life. I felt like I was floating along with nothing to keep me anchored. By the end of the week at Agua Viva, however, I realized how much I love the Spanish language and the Hispanic culture.
My desire is to learn Spanish fluently so that one day I can use it as part of my future career as a nurse. In addition to being charged spiritually, I befriended Ingrid and decided to sponsor her. I was impacted greatly by my trip to Agua Viva and want to have this same type of impact on Ingrid so that she can have a great life and love Jesus.”