pre k is like heaven

Matthew 19:14
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Our Pre-K started on Monday. We are so happy. I had my first teaching job when I was still in the army. When I returned to CONUS, I was given the job of an instructor. 10 training classes, 50 soldiers in each class, a total of 500 soldiers I spent the next 3 years of my life with.

Now God has Winnie and me on our 3rd school down here in Nicaragua. The first two schools are doing well. The 1st school I built is with WEGO, in Dolores Jinotepe de Carazo, Nicaragua. The other one is in Barrio Santa Ana at Calvary Chapel Managua, Nicaragua. Now, we are going on our third one here at the Winner Home. Our Pre-K is going on it’s 4th year already!

Schools are in my blood. My dad was a school teacher and principal of schools. My Aunt and Uncle, Jim and Donna Winner, and his daughter, Rebecca Winner literally paid for the properties and most of the construction of them all. I have never really liked school myself so it’s a pleasant surprise that the Lord is using us to help people this way. Our goal for schooling is to give children a solid platform to launch their dreams and careers from.

School is like the kingdom of God. People come in all shapes, sizes, colors and forms.

Jesus said to let them all come, because that is what heaven is like! The funny thing about schools, of any kind, are their similarities. Each class has the same people, whether it’s a pre school of horrified little toddlers in a developing country, or a training class of soldiers. The only thing different are the names: elementary school, boarding school (our desire for our school), Pre-K, D.O.D. training, ARMY school, it’s all the same. You have your fatso, genius, dummy, bully, crybaby, fancy pants, jock, sissy, beauty queen, and you have the guy that irritates everyone (ie, ME, with my 10+ Facebook accounts and continuous barrage of long winded emails) and the list goes on. The names change, but those guys are in every class.

The only difference is the sizes, ages, and names, and here, the language they speak. Jesus said that was what heaven is like. Interesting thought isn’t it? We want our ministry to be like heaven for these children this year.

While we started school on Monday we were only able to accept 33 students out the of 55 that applied. We have only had 3 people commit to being sponsors for these students. We need sponsors! If you can help at all, contact us.

Thank you!


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