Saturday morning I was able to celebrate with many friends and ministry partners as 16 of us graduated from a course in Educational Care.
Educational Care (EC) is a ministry program of the Christian Reformed Churches in North America (CRCNA) stemming from the observed need for a biblical world view in the teaching learning process among Christian schools in Africa. Hence, by definition, EC is a biblically based Christian education program that shows teachers how to integrate faith and learning in the teaching learning process using an inductive approach. It is based on a biblical worldview that brings the presence of Jesus into the classroom.
The graduating class met many times to plan and prepare for this celebratory event!!
Julius is excited to finish the race.
Faithful Baker worked hard to get to this point.
My friend and colleague, Peter, decorated the church and let a few fun ice-breakers.
I like wearing fascinator hats on special occasions. :)
Pledging to make a difference in the lives of children and youth.
Diana Boot, a Resonate partner and friend, was proud to train and award the certificates.
I received two certificates - one of appreciation and one of completion/graduation.
Martin, William, Me, and Baker - we have worked hard over the past two years to see that each training module was a success.
The graduates lined up to receive their final certificate.
It was an honor to shake hands in the process.
I'm grateful for all of Diana's guidance, love, and training. Along with Dr. Mwaya wa Kitavi, and Mwikali Wambua, our Kenyan trainers.
I shared a dramatic reading... rebuilding the walls... seeing the school system being transformed.
Anthony Sytsma, from World Renew, shared the Word of God as our guest speaker.
You can't have a celebration without cake. I was up until 11 pm baking cupcakes the night before.
Soroti Graduating Class of 2018. Cake cutting ceremony.
A privilege to cut and serve and finish well.
Josh & Mandy Shaarda were there too, encouraging one of their church members who completed the course. A true blessing to have friends and ministry partners share in this special day.
Hmmm... as formal a group shot as I could get. :)
Actually, four of the young ladies in the discipleship group were a part of the day. Jesca A and Jesca N were graduates. Teddy was the MC, and Grace was the photographer. Again, I'm blessed to watch how the Lord is working in their lives and giftings.
Yep - I'm an EC Grad!