At the Libas Child Care Center it has also been a difficult start to the school year. There has been some difficulty in finding a new teacher to serve this community and we are pleased to introduce Celeste Martinez, a student at Filamer University, who chose to take on this project early July. Celeste is an answer to prayer and a blessing to this community and to KPM.
Our concern was that there were 20 children connected to the center who were being left behind by the lack of a teacher. With Celeste joining the team, we were all grateful, especially with the fact that she is an exceptional young woman and has a deep passion and burden for underprivileged children. Frankly she’s amazing. In fact we completely underestimated the headcount. After two weeks of her working with the center, Celeste’s classroom has just over 40 students. This is an amazing accomplishment, and we are dancing with joy at God’s provision, asking Him to continue leading us as we work together to reach out to this community.
Duane & Carin Guthrie
Duane and Carin have been working with CBM since 2008 in the area of Sustainable Community Development. Starting out in Bolivia, Duane and Carin were catalysts for the establishment of a ministry movement to the marketplace, involving business and church leaders throughout the country. Through a series of events, Duane and Carin, in consultation with CBM leadership, began to explore the global movement of marketplace ministry and began to receive requests to work in S.E. Asia.