The North American Division invited each of its nine unions to adopt one of the islands in the Guam-Micronesia Mission territory; the Lake Union Conference was given the opportunity to partner with the Kosrae Church and School.
On January 6, a team of five from our Union flew over 18 hours to meet our brothers and sisters on the beautiful island of Kosrae. They were welcomed with open arms and grateful hearts.
Maurice Valentine, Union president, joined Lake Union Education director, Linda Fuchs; Andrews University School of Architecture & Interior Design dean, Carey Carscallen; Indiana Conference Education superintendent, Nicole Mattson; and Downers Grove (Ill.) teacher/principal, Patricia Williams, on this fact-finding trip.
The Kosrae School currently has 50 students enrolled in Pre-K through Grade 8. The school is offering a strong spiritual and educational program for Adventist families and for many community students. The principal and his wife, who is teaching Pre-K/K, are missionaries from Pakistan. The other teachers are the pastor’s wife, a teacher born in Kosrae, and two student missionaries. The government is encouraging them to add a 9th grade classroom next year, with a 10th grade program to begin during 2020–2021 school year.
What can the LUC members do to advance God’s work in Kosrae?