David and Esther Bettney
David and Esther have served with LAM Canada in Honduras since 2006. They are blessed with two children, Grace (born November 2011) and Zach (born March 2013). They serve at Comunidad Educativa Evangélica (CEE), a Christian bilingual school located in Siguatepeque. Esther provides leadership to the English program for Kindergarten-Gr. 11, including mentoring teachers and developing the English program. Esther is currently completing a Master of Education with a focus in bilingual education in order to help her be more effective in her role at CEE. Dave oversees various hands-on projects at the school, and teaches carpentry classes to the Gr. 7-9 students. Dave and Esther are also part of the leadership team for a church plant, Celebración, in downtown Siguatepeque. Through their church, Dave is involved in various community projects, including the installation of water purification systems and smoke-free stoves in marginalized communities.
- Spiritual, emotional and physical health and protection for their family.
- Challenges facing CEE, including: need for more long-term English teachers, unification of English and Spanish programs, clear direction for leadership team, finances required for multi-purpose centre
- Spiritual growth and development of a strong community at Celebración
- Ongoing opportunities for community projects with meet physical needs and have long-term spiritual impact