Escuela El Sembrador in Honduras
Escuela El Sembrador (The School of the Sower) is a Christ-centered ministry dedicated to educating, discipling, and challenging the future leaders of Honduras. The primary vision of the school has always been to sow the seeds of Jesus through the teaching of God’s Word with love and a genuine concern for the students.
The boarding school was founded in 1954 by former WGM missionaries Donald and Twana Hawk. Leaving their farm in Ohio to follow God’s call, the Hawks set out to reach the neglected children of Honduras through education. Since the first class of just 12 students, more than 7,000 students have been ministered to through El Sembrador’s programs.
Today, students from all over Honduras come to El Sembrador to receive a high-quality education while gaining leadership skills and a strong work ethic. Students study under highly trained national teachers in classes designed to prepare them for higher education and successful careers. Classes such as English, computer, art, music, and Bible help enrich an effective academic program. Students also have access to a fully functional computer lab and a natural sciences laboratory.
After morning classes and lunch, students learn important life skills by working in teams alongside a professional and dedicated staff. They are trained around campus in areas such as hospitality, grounds keeping, kitchen, maintenance, construction, and office management. Students also have the opportunity to study modern agriculture by working in El Sembrador’s large farming operation in the areas of milk production, pork production, and crop planting. Evenings and weekends are dedicated to study, discipleship training, and, of course, soccer.
Students at El Sembrador get the education that is needed to break the cycle of poverty for them and their families. More importantly, they graduate equipped to transform their communities, their nation, and the world for Christ.
Located on the campus of El Sembrador, the Bible institute is a three-year program that focuses on theology and life application. The institute trains men and women for ministry. Students are also given opportunities to grow their leadership skills through positions in El Sembrador dorms and local churches. Graduates of the institute are becoming better equipped to move on to higher levels of education and are providing Honduran Holiness Church with trained pastors and Christian leaders.
ACT: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info about Escuela El Sembrador and the many opportunities to be a part of its ministry to Honduran youth.
GIVE: With the dropout rate growing in Honduras, many children are not receiving a proper education. More than 50 percent of Hondurans finish the fifth grade, and less than 6 percent will reach seventh grade. With many school-aged children being forced by economic hardships to stay home and provide for their families, those blessed with an education are vital to the future of Honduras.
Become a significant part in the future of these children through the El Sembrador Sponsorship Program. A gift of $250 per month, or $3,000 per year, will provide a child with the education they need for one year. Donations can be made to World Gospel Mission and sent to:
El Sembrador Sponsorship Program
World Gospel Mission
P.O. Box 948
Marion, IN 46952
MORE: Learn more about the El Sembrador Sponsorship Program and the needs of Honduran children.
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