Happy Mother’s Day – God made you so well!

  Honduras is a place of strong mamas!  Unfortunately, dads often fall by the wayside, or become increasingly less present in their children’s lives, but present moms, aunts, and grandmas are staples in most Honduran homes.  So needless to say, celebrating Mother’s Day well is important in Honduras and also here at Jubilee.  And yes, in […]

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Gratitude All Around

Just over a week ago, I returned from visiting Jubilee. The school’s theme verse for this year is 1 Thessalonians 5:18, “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” In the spirit of that verse, the grounds of Jubilee have been filled with expressions of gratitude this school […]

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New School Year!

This is always a joyful and busy time as we begin a new school year! There is A LOT that goes into getting ready for a new year and thankfully it is a big team effort! Some of the many to-do’s include decorating and organizing each classroom, enrolling all of the students, interviewing the new […]

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“Let the Children Come to Me”

In early November we wrapped up our eighth school year at Jubilee Centers International and flew to Michigan to prepare for our seventh annual celebration event!  Our theme this year was Let the Children Come to Me which speaks of our desire for children to be warmly welcomed into Jesus’ arms and to have a […]

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“Mar K 2” Forever Marked Youth Adventure Camp!

Written by Brother, Missionary, Friend, and Group Leader Edgar Maldonado.  Edgar is originally from Puerto Rico and served as a leader in Youth Adventure Camps in Puerto Rico, the US, Venezuela, as well as other countries. It was during the first weekend of September that our team met in Honduras to lead the first ever […]

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Get to Know Us–Mrs. Claudia Velasquez

Who better to feature than the teacher who has been serving with us since the inception of JCI, eight years ago?  When we were looking for a way to start Jubilee, God orchestrated a “chance” meeting between David and his former high school classmate, Claudia Velasquez.  She had experience in the field of education and […]

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Joining God’s Work in Honduras

The last week of July brought an unforgettable experience for our family. On July 21, we traveled with two of our children (Lydia, 16 and Eli, 13) from our home in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Tegucigalpa, Honduras. We planned to spend a week engaging some of the students of Jubilee in an art camp that […]

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Always Growing, Always Changing, Always Improving

What a blessing that each year since the inception of Jubilee, we have been able to share with you about how we are growing, changing, and improving!  Currently, we are finishing construction of a small, wooden building that will house a kitchen and meeting space.  A few months ago, we were able to complete the […]

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A Community Effort

If you have been reading about Jubilee for a while, you are well aware of our love and dedication to our students, and you know how much we value and appreciate our staff, but perhaps we have not given enough recognition to the parents and family members of our students.  Truly, they are the ones […]

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Thankful.

I am sad to say that this is my last post that I will be making as a summer intern for Jubilee. Wow! How fast three months have passed by. It seems like yesterday that I was arriving into Honduras, with the excitement to meet all the students at Jubilee. Over the last three months, […]

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