Mexico Schools

Piedras Negras

Directors: Pastor and Sister Miranda

Nava

Directors: Paco and Adriana Elias Reynoi

Season of Change in Mexico

Written by James Thomas on .

Currently there are 141 students enrolled at the Feed My Lambs El Eden School in Piedras Negras, Mexico. For over a decade this school has educated students from kindergarten to sixth grade and it has been a desire of the faculty, students and parents to expand the school all the way up to ninth grade. Feed My Lambs Mexico is pleased to announce that they are in the process of completing the paperwork to expand the school up to ninth grade and plan on starting these new grades in August. This will be the first time in Feed My Lambs history to have a school going up to ninth grade. 

Change has also occurred for our teachers in Mexico. This year they started reforming the educational system, and in order to do their jobs with excellence and holiness, they have been taking extra courses, hired diplomats, and have attended conferences. The reform has proven to be a success because there have been numerous achievements within the school. One of the Feed My Lambs Mexico students won first place in the city on a very important national examination known as the Knowledge Olympiad, where he competed with students from other cities. 

El Eden: 15 Year Anniversary

Written by Blake Weatherby on .

The 2010-2011 school year marks the 15th anniversary our El Eden school in Piedras Negras, Mexico. El Eden was the first international school that FML ever built and the story of how it came to be is pretty amazing. In 1995, Elizabeth Weatherby met Magda Acosta at a Women of Vision meeting and the two discussed the possibilities and need for an FML school in a well-known drug community in Northern Mexico. Magda had shared with her about how drugs and violence had put many of the young children there at risk. It wasn’t too long after that conversation that Kells Sr. was on a plane to Mexico to build the school but there was a big catch... He only had enough to get the plane ticket and a mission team was to arrive two days later to help build the school. Something had to happen and quick.

El Eden: Star in the Desert

Written by James Thomas on .

We are pleased to announce the successful completion of our 13th thriving year at Feed My Lambs’ El Eden School in Pierdras Negras, Mexico. We were fortunate enough to be able to add a music teacher to the teaching staff this past year.  This has allowed the children to express themselves and learn the age-old art of music. Through the diligent work of teachers and students alike, we are thrilled that we had 17 graduates from the 6th grade class and an astounding 28 little graduates from our kindergarten class with many, if not all, of our kinder-grads continuing their education with us into the current school year. 

Nothing but Everything and Everything but Nothing!

Written by James Thomas on .

Toilet paper, flushing toilets, doors to enter your home, paved roads, electricity, choice of shoes and clothing to wear, bicycles, balls, TV, computers and hand held video games and the newest "iphone"!  Do you ever stop to think about the simple things you have in your life that you take for granted? This mission trip made me see how having "Nothing but Everything and Everything but Nothing" at the same time applies to our daily lives.

It rained the first night we arrived in Mexico.  Many of us woke up with two inches of water on the floor of our rooms.  Our departure was delayed a few hours but we still made way to our destination, El Eden.  The travel was slow because the rain had caused severe flooding.  You could see at points where the water covered 2/3rds of the tires on the truck in front of us.  The last mile of our journey to the Feed My Lambs El Eden school was down a dirt road and because of the heavy rains everything was flooded and the mud was the deepest I had ever had to go through.  The dwellings (homes as we call them) along the way were so eye catching and not because of beauty.  Many did not have doors so a curtain or cloth covered the entrance and many had put together pieces of wood mixed with cinder blocks to make walls.  Roofs were made from what ever was available from large pieces of plastic to wood, to what I thought looked like tin, all fashioned together to make a roof.