Global Shore Opportunities exists to bring the light of Jesus into the dark of the world.
David De La Rosa grew up in Tsawwassen, BC, and is finishing his senior year at South Delta Secondary School. He’s been blessed to have gone to 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 travel to Guatemala to work alongside the amazing staff and students that are a part of the ministry.
Please consider giving to David’s ministry. He has committed to assisting in the English department for 4 months, beginning July 2018. The need for this ministry season is $5,200 CAD.
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.
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!
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 also lived and taught in Haiti for 9 months and is excited for another opportunity to teach abroad with Global Shore!
Donya’s ministry with GSO has been fully funded! She will be teaching English through the 2018 school year.
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 has been living in Vancouver for the past five years. Max decided (read: was called) to join the TEFL team while visiting Fred and Beth on a personal trip last November. He loves language, learning, teaching, kids and Jesus. He can’t wait to see everything God is going to do at CCAF this year.
Max has been fully funded for his ministry with Global Shore Opportunities. We thank God (and those of you who gave) for his provision in our ministry!
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!