Justin & Tracy Schroeder Family
We started our ministry in June of 2012 in Texcoco, Mexico which is a city of about 200,000 people located just outside of Mexico City. Mexico City is the largest city in the Western Hemisphere with about 20.1 million residents. After working with a church planted in 2002 by Adrian and Lula Sanchez of Southern Mexico Missions which has about 50 members, and serving in Mexico several years, the Schroeders returned to the USA and are currently raising funds to help with starting a Christian School – Texaco Christian Academy.
Special Project: Texcoco Christian Academy
The Mexico education system ranks as one of the lowest of developing countries worldwide. With a heavy focus on seat based learning and completion of task as opposed to making sure students truly master new concepts, students who have a more difficult time learning or who need movement in their day tend to get further and further behind. Mexico has opened itself to the private education sector to help bring positive change to education. Unfortunately, most private schools are run as businesses which means high quality education comes at high prices for families. We are in the process of starting Texcoco Christian Academy to help families come to know Christ in Texcoco. By running our school as a not-for-profit, we can provide high quality Christian education to those who usually would not be able to afford it, and to kids who are not thriving in traditional Mexican schools. With activity based learning and by helping students master new concepts we can bring positive change to families. With the teaching of Christian values and character traits we can transform families with the saving message of Jesus Christ. Our school facilities can also serve as an expanded church location or an additional church plant in Texcoco.
How you can help: Due to the current limitations of our church facilities and lack of space, land must be purchased to meet the government requirements for a school. We also must construct classrooms, purchase the needed supplies such as tables, chairs, and marker boards, as well as pay fees during our certification process. This comes as an upfront expense of about $150,000. YOUR partnership can make all the difference. We cannot do this without your faithful support. Will you help be the difference? Will you help transform lives?
Needs: We are always in need of your prayers for the hearts and lives of the people that we serve here in Mexico, and for the special Texaco Christian Academy project.