A Note from Inside Central Asia
“I became involved with the Allied Model School (AMS) as an English teacher in 2003 and today am the school manager. I have a real heart for the students and teachers here, and am excited that we’re a Christian presence in a Muslim country. We are locally run with about 300 students and 15 teachers.
“I serve in a country where the number of out-of-school children is one of the highest in the world. Education is a substantial need here, and the fact that AMS is affiliated with the Regional Examination Board gives us a lot of credibility.
“No matter how vital it is for children to have a well-rounded education and improve their prospects for the future, it is even more vital for them to have a right understanding of God (see story below). Our hope is that they each know God personally, find their confidence in His unfailing love for them, and reach their full potential through His power.”
—Cath Barker, 25-year SIM worker; based in Central Asia
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.” —Proverbs 1:7 (NIV)
A LEGACY OF FAITH
Twenty years ago, a woman served as a helper in a SIM worker’s home. Her Christian faith was a vital part of who she was, but her parents arranged for her to marry a man from a nominal Catholic family. Their marriage struggled until he later came to trust Jesus Christ as his personal savior. The couple were then keen to send their three children to Christian school.
The AMS staff is pleased to report that Amber, the eldest of their children, very successfully finished her final year at AMS in February, 2017. She was a bright student, and she and her younger brother (also an AMS student) are keen Sunday school helpers.
We praise God for the transformation in this family’s life, and that AMS gets to play a part through the quality Christian education the children are receiving.
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Educate children with Christian teaching in an undisclosed Muslim country in Central Asia.