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Pangia Baptist Missionary School, Pangia SHP, Papua New Guinea

Pangia Baptist Missionary School uses the ACE curriculum. Because we have a limited number of teachers and classrooms, ACE’s self-paced program works very well. PBMS has three classrooms. Our desire is to build more classrooms in the future. This sponsorship program will enable us to build the classrooms and buildings that the school needs to grow and better serve the community. 

ACE is a biblical curriculum that teaches students to have a biblical world view. 

Each child is permitted to work at their own level. No child “fails” a grade, or “falls behind”. Students are tested throughout the year to make sure they are doing PACEs (Packets of Accelerated Christian Education) that match their level. No student is forced to do work that is too hard for him. 

Students daily set goals of what they hope to accomplish throughout the day. This teaches them the important life skills of time management and diligence. Students are constantly encouraged to push themselves. This produces students who excel in learning and have great confidence. 

Students are encouraged to complete 12 PACEs a year in every core subject. Depending on the student, they will complete more in some subjects and less in others. We do not hold students back in subjects in which they excel. This is where our library comes into play. All of our students are given library time. The students, who are at a high enough level, read one book every one to two weeks. They are permitted to choose the subject, and to then write a report on what they have learned. 

Most students start out in our school not knowing English at all! By the end of the school year everybody speaks English in and out of the classrooms. We are always amazed at how quickly the students pick up English! All of the curriculum and books we use are in English.

Mini classes have become a key part of our school. We find classes that revolve around ministries that are going on around us. For example, while we were setting up the radio ministry, we taught an electronics class. Before a special meeting that we were going to be cooking for, we taught a home-ec class for dealing with large groups of people. We have been able to hold many elective classes over the last few years. As God blesses and grows our ministry, the students grow and learn more life skills! 

For more information about the ACE curriculum, visit 

https://www.aceministries.com/

How You Can Help

Full Sponsorship

For $80.00 a month for 12 months you can support a child fully – Tuition, PACEs, Uniforms, Convention, Housing, Food and Medical. 

If desired – Quarterly report cards will be made available, and monitored communication.

Tuition

For $40.00 a month for 12 months you can support a child with  – Tuition, PACEs, and Medical. 

If desired – Quarterly report cards will be made available, and monitored communication.

School Books

For $20.00 a month for 12 months you can support a child with – PACEs, and Medical. 

If desired – Quarterly report cards will be made available, and monitored communication.

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“In June, 2019, God gave me the opportunity to go visit Bro Chad Wells and his family in PNG. I was given the opportunity to help in PBMS. It was a privilege just to be around so many young kids who just needed love more than anything. There were so many smiling faces and joyful spirits every morning for the song service and devotions, but yet so many eyes full of broken lives and broken homes, lost and in need of a Savior. Bro Chad, the Wells family, Miss Melanie Ellis, and Dye family work extra hard to keep the children who can’t afford to go to this Christian school. By raising more support to finance the school’s curriculum and individual children we can help kids not only academically, but spiritually.

Let me ask you one question, “Where would you be in God didn’t send someone your way?”

Please pray for our missionaries and consider investing some time and prayer into these kids lives. Take a missions trip, see the work that God is doing in these children’s lives. Maybe God would touch your heart to give to cause. “

“What is man, that thou art mindful of him?”

Psalms 8:4

Andrew Dabbs

“Visiting the school was one of the most amazing experiences I was able to have to have. I had the opportunity to teach chapel to the children. It was great to see how well behaved the students were and the manners the teachers had taught them. I was astounded by the fact that almost every child was able to speak English fluently. It was so much fun being able to talk and have fun with all the kids. I truly hope to visit again someday. “

Tim Shanks

“Being educated in a public school helped me to realize the importance of a Christian Education.

I was privileged to teach several chapel classes during my stay, and loved seeing the desire of the students to learn more about God and the Bible.

Seeing the growth spiritually and academically was encouraging and a blessing.

Building a solid foundation in God’s Word and character building is extremely important in preparing the next generation for life.”

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Dillon Lockwood

Pangia Baptist Missionary School (PBMS) is located in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. It is the only private school in the Southern Highlands Province that goes from K to 12th grade.
PBMS uses the ACE (Accelerated Christian Education) curriculum. ACE is a self-paced curriculum that ensures that no child falls behind or fails. Students using the ACE curriculum develop many life skills that are not taught in the public schools. Time management, honesty, thriftiness, and loyalty are just a few of the more than sixty character traits taught throughout each school year. 
ACE uses PACES (Packets of Accelerated Christian Education) and private offices instead of the  traditional book and classroom setting. Each student sets new goals every day for how many pages in each PACE they will complete, how many chapters in their books they will read, and how large a passage of scripture, poetry, historical document, or speech they will memorize. Every child is encouraged to push their limits, and to go above and beyond what is “acceptable”. This method develops independent learners who don’t need other people to constantly check up on them, and makes sure they are being diligent in their work. ACE students have great confidence, and grow to learn to love reading and learning.
Every year our school is invited to come and compete at the ACE National Student Convention. ACE schools from all over the country drive, fly, or boat their way to Lae, where convention is held. The students prepare during the first half of the year for competitions in Academics, Arts, Photography, Woodworking, Needle and Thread, Athletics, Music, and Platform events. For two years in a row PBMS has brought the fewest students to convention, but has taken the most awards and trophies away. The judges are floored by how the “Bush Kids” perform, and look forward to seeing our students each year. 
How can you support PBMS?
 PBMS has the enrollment capacity to educate 150 students. We have plans to expand our school and build more classrooms. However, because most of the parents do not pay any school fee, most of the school’s budget goes directly to buying school supplies instead of maintenance or books or building supplies.
We have four way in which you can support these kids.
 1. $80.00 a month for 12 months will support one child with housing, food, uniforms, medical, tuition, PACEs, and student convention. 

2. $40.00 a month for 12 months will support one child with medical, tuition and PACEs. 

3. $20.00 a month for 12 months will support one child with PACEs and medical.

4. $300.00 will cover all of the costs of taking one child to student convention. The bus fare, lodging, entrance fee, and food. 

What do we do for you? 
We will send you pictures and academic updates on your student(s). If the child is old enough, controlled letters may be exchanged. Because of the PNG culture and for the safety of each child, uncontrolled contact will not be permitted. If you would like to buy a gift money can be given and a gift will be purchased and given to the child you sponsor.

What Does Sponsorship Provide?
By sponsoring a student you provide clothing, food, education, and other incidentals for that student. There is only one sponsor per child so it is a personal relationship of generosity and concern. Sponsorship also provides the older children an opportunity to attend vocational training and National Student Convention.
Will I Get to Communicate with My Student?
Yes, you will have opportunity to communicate with your student by mail through Pangia Baptist Missionary School. You will receive return letters from your student, provided they are old enough for correspondence; and you may request updates and recent photos of the student you sponsor. The best way to keep up to date with your student’s progress and to receive recent photos of them is via correspondence. It is also possible to send monetary gifts or make special donations for gifts to be purchased for them; however, we cannot accommodate receipt of items purchased as gifts for a student because of the  costs, logistics, and customs procedures involved. These things help keep PBMS  accountable, simplifies the process, and provides a very fulfilling experience for the sponsors and the students. You are more than welcome to come and visit Papua New Guinea and see PBMS in action! 

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