In partnership with U.S. congregations and individuals, we celebrate that Allison Conrad deployed to Bogotá, Colombia, July 11, 2018, to teach at El Camino Academy this academic year.
Thank you for walking alongside Allison through your prayers and financial support.
Allison first discovered El Camino Academy (ECA) on a missions trip. Her college Christian fellowship took an unscheduled visit there while they ministered in rural areas in Colombia —and the school’s mission to impact the next generation for Jesus Christ resonated with Allison.
“They really raise up leaders,” she said.
Students at El Camino Academy come from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, from low-income families to children of diplomats and national leaders. El Camino Academy is a discipleship training ground: Many students go into missions in Colombia or become influential business leaders who fund ministries and missions around the world.
“I instantly fell in love with the vision of the school — particularly how their goal is to inspire kids to learn English and Spanish — and then to be able to use those skills to impact the world for Christ,” said Allison.
At ECA, Allison will be teaching English classes and acting as head ESL coordinator for the high school, serving those struggling with English-language acquisition. She’s also been asked to serve as a personal mentor to various high school students.
Allison had pursued her bachelor’s at Kutztown University with the intention to teach overseas. This spring, she graduated with a degree in secondary education English with minors in Spanish and teaching English as a second language (TESL).
As Allison adapts to her new environment, here are a few ways to pray for her:
- Capacity to equip students in their studies and learning English
- Strong connections with the students she’ll be personally mentoring
- Strength and flexibility adjusting to the move and new culture
We are grateful we can partner with Allison in sharing the message of the gospel in Colombia.
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