It was lunchtime for teachers and values were on the menu.
Through some God-given connections, we have been building relationships with schools, teachers and the local school district here in Chichicastenango. As part of this we invited about 75 teachers to join us for lunch at a local restaurant.
We wanted to present our book that helps teach values since the education system here in Guatemala is required to teach values but many teachers lack resources or supplies to help teach values.
We also wanted the luncheon to be a fun, relaxing, encouraging time for the teachers as well. So, we gathered some friends to share an encouraging talk, some interactive games, and door prizes for those who came.
Due to pandemic restrictions we split the group into three sections for luncheons on different days and then we waited for the teachers to call in their reservations. The attendance sheet for each day filled up quickly and we even had a waiting list.
On their chosen day, the restaurant filled up with about 27 teachers each day plus Chrisi and I and our friends who were helping out.
We started out with a survey that helps us evaluate future activities that we can do to help teachers with additional workshops, events and training. Then we did some games and give aways and had an encouraging talk by a teacher and a retired teacher. After the food was served we shared about the Adventures in Values book that we would love to share with them to help them teach values in the schools along with a presentation of the Gospel.
These teachers work with thousands of students across the area. We’re excited to see how the Adventures in Values can be used to help complete their values mandate while providing 21 Bible-based lessons to teach some 26 values from friendship to humility, self-control and honor.
Please join us in praying for the teachers of Chichicastenango. Also pray for wisdom as we evaluate the needs and training opportunities that we have with these teachers and schools. We pray that the Adventures in Values books will be a resource to help schools teach values that come from the strongest foundation–God’s Word.