The Story of the Colegio Más que Creyentes
In 2015, some leaders in our community came to me and talked with me about the idea of starting a school in the center of a town where it was very dangerous for kids to cross the street and accidents occurred regularly.
I was very intrigued by the idea but before they approached me with this idea, starting a school had never crossed my mind. My response to them was that I didn’t have the resources and that I think it would be too much for us. However, I did tell them I would think and pray on it. If I’m being honest, I prayed one time about it and then continued to put it off because I wasn’t too interested in the idea.
The leaders talked with me about the school a few more times but I continued to feel the same. It wasn’t until I received a call from the director of Casas por Cristo at the time, Josh Crabb. He asked me, “Do you know someone that is building or is interested in building a school? Because I have someone here that would really like to help.” Without much thinking, I responded, “Yes, I have a location for a school.” And I could hear God in the back of my head saying, “Continue talking with him about this.”
We picked a day and time to meet at the potential location for the school. We walked around the grounds while sharing ideas. When we left that day, we both said we would pray on it. At that time, I didn’t know what to expect and I honestly didn’t have much of a plan but I was sure of one thing, God already had everything planned.
A few months went by and I got a call from Josh saying that they had gathered the first $20,000 for the start of the school. I was very surprised. The next thing he said/asked me was, “What do you want to do first?” And I responded, “Let’s get started on the area for the first few classrooms.” After that conversation, the wonderful story and journey of starting a Christian school in the middle of a dangerous town that needed to be reached with the Gospel of Jesus began.