Global Shore Opportunities exists to bring the light of Jesus into the dark of the world.
Donya Vike is from Williams Lake, B.C. and graduated from Trinity Western University. She is an Early Childhood Educator, Education Assistant, certified TEFL teacher, and has a BA in Linguistics. She spent some time studying Spanish in a language school in Bolivia and has loves working with children. She lived and taught in Haiti for 9 months and is excited for another opportunity to teach abroad with Global Shore—so excited that she’s decided to continue her commitment with GSO for another year!
Donya will be teaching the youngest students at our school through the 2019 school year and her remaining need for the upcoming school year is $11,000. If you would like to give towards her continued ministry with GSO, please click through either of the links below.
Max Funk grew up in Abbotsford BC where he studied Spanish in high school and went on two short term missions trips to Latin America. He studied graphic design at Emily Carr University and lived in Vancouver for five years. Max decided (read: was called) to join the TEFL team while visiting Fred and Beth on a personal trip in November 2017. He loves language, learning, teaching, kids and Jesus.
After living in El Tizate and falling in love with the community in Guatemala, Max has extended his commitment to Global Shore Opportunities to a second year, through the 2019 school year! His financial need for the 2019 school year is $11,685 (including funding for TEFL certification this year). If you want to give towards this second year of ministry, please click through the links below.
Julie Bulawka is originally from Abbotsford, BC. She has travelled overseas several times, previously lived in Mexico for a year, and is currently finishing her degree at UBC with a major in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. After joining GSO on Summer Program 2017, Julie is returning as an intern through the 2018 summer. Having worked in pack houses the last three summers, Julie will not be working with asparagus this year, thank you very much, but will be assisting in the GSO office with various long-term projects throughout the Ontario portion of the Summer Program. Working alongside our Canadian and Guatemalan leaders, Julie will lead the Summer Program with her characteristic humour, compassion and joy. We’re grateful that she’s giving sacrificially of her summer to work with us!
Julie has reached her full support goal for her Summer 2018 ministry with Global Shore Opportunities!
Torreana Goodman is from Burnaby, BC. She visited Guatemala during her service term as a Summer Program participant in 2017 where she stayed in El Tizate for two months. Impacted by what the Holy Spirit is doing in the school, she will be returning to partner with the school’s English department for a year.
Torreana’s ministry with Global Shore Opportunities has been fully funded! We thank God and thank you for your support for her this year.
Linnea Brown is from Lake Stevens, WA. Although not her first experience with foreign missions, this will be her first opportunity to work with Global Shore in Guatemala. She is excited to see how the Lord will use her to impact the local children and community.
Linnea has committed to teaching English in Guatemala for 10 months beginning in January 2018, and her funding has been fully raised for this time!
David De La Rosa grew up in Tsawwassen, BC, and is blessed to have visited Guatemala twice, and both times were tremendous experiences. He felt called to work with Global Shore Opportunities while visiting the school last spring and hearing all the student singing “How Great is Our God.” In that moment, he knew he wanted to be a part these students’ bright futures. David is excited to be in Guatemala to work alongside the amazing staff and students that are a part of the ministry.
The financial need for David’s 2018 work term in Guatemala has been fully met!
Caelen Makaroff is from Vancouver, BC, originally, where he learned Spanish for over ten years as a homeschooled student. Through several trips to Spanish-speaking countries, he came to love using the language, and wanted to return ever since travelling to Guatemala in 2013. Last year he found out about GSO through his church, and was thrilled to hear of a ministry so committed to seeing the transformation of the Holy Spirit in youths’ lives—in Guatemala.
Caelen is excited to join with this vision by coming as an English department assistant through June and July 2018. His ministry has been fully funded.