School keeps missionaries on the field, funding is needed

By October 5, 2004

Germany (MNN) — Meeting educational needs of children of missionaries can’t be over looked. If they are, it could slow down ministry overseas. That’s the issue facing Black Forrest Christian Academy in Germany, a boarding school for missionary children.

Don Storrs is with Greater Europe Mission, but is serving as the director of development for BFA. The academy serves many mission organizations, including Greater Europe Mission. He says the need for quality education is vital. “The number one reason why missionaries leave the field is retirement and we can’t stop aging. That happens. However, the number one preventable reason centers around educational issues for their children.”

Storrs says, “Our school serves approximately 120 different families in 50 different fields throughout North Africa, all of Europe, well into Asia and many of the limited access countries. If we didn’t have BFA, these families would most likely leave the field and these ministries would suffer tremendously.”

The demand for Black Forrest Christian Academy is increasing and that’s why they have a building project underway. Storrs says, “We offer a quality Christian education for these students. And, right now our facilities make it less than quality. This is a $1.5 million project. We have $850,000 on hand and we need $650,000. This project is primarily adding classroom space, a needed art and music areas, further conference rooms for our 350 students.”

Work teams are also needed to help in construction. If you’d like to help you can go to http://www.bfacademy.com or contact Greater Europe Mission at http://www.GEMission.org.

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