New school year brings challenges to Christian schools overseas.

By August 31, 2006

International (MNN)–As schools gear up to begin all around the world, Wycliffe Associates says partners are also assessing their upcoming school year needs.

Faith Academy in the Philippines may have to cancel its Spanish program for lack of a teacher. The school serves the children of expatriate Christian workers, including those working with Bible translators, throughout Asia.

According to their information, the teacher who was hoping to come has not raised enough support. Of Wycliffe Associates, they pled, “Can you help us find an experienced Spanish teacher or someone who speaks Spanish and has some teaching experience who could come NOW for roughly six months?”

Meanwhile, like Faith Academy, there are other schools who face a rather bleak 2007 academic year. The Ukarumpa High School in Papua New Guinea desperately needs two English teachers.

On top of that, the school has only one social studies teacher for eight classes. There is also an urgent need for an elementary school principal in January 2007.

Keep in mind that the educators are crucial to supporting overseas missions because they allow families to focus on translation work, while their children get a solid Christian education.

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