May Update 2023
Buenos dias SE Familia! We hope you all are doing well! In this newsletter, we want so share our next step and some prayer requests. As the end of the school year approaches, we have been extra busy. However, we have been excited to see the support from those who have reached out through email or in person. I (Austin) had the opportunity to share a quick update with New Hope Church in Adel, IA. The following action for SE is our second round of Brillant Future Grants to award. The window is closing this month for this round, and we are excited to help our applicants with their next step in education. Please pray that more students continue to apply and take advantage of this opportunity.
Over the past two years, New Hope has been a significant blessing through prayer and financial support for SE. We are thankful for their partnership and hope to increase other partnerships going forward. We have been dreaming of doing some big things and are praying to add to our partnerships to accomplish these goals. Some things to pray for:
1) Word continues to spread about the Brilliant Future Grant opportunity and for discernment on improving its effectiveness.
2) For doors to open for new partnerships so we can accomplish more.
3) Discernment over future projects such as a computer lab, playground, and long-term classroom support.
and personally for us, 4) For God to shower us with His grace as we work through the visa processes. It is a significant financial hurdle, but we know God will continue to move mountains and support us. We are incredibly grateful for each of you and want you to know how blessed we are by your support, whether through prayer, donations, or relationships! We pray you have a wonderful first week of May!
Blessings, Alejandra + Austin Empowering to empower.