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From sponsored child to principal

From sponsored child to principal

Written by Guillermo Pineda, Ocotillo Christian School Principal


I consider myself a blessed person. I started school in first grade in 1998 and now, in 2018, I am the principal at the same school – Lifeline’s school in Ocotillo, Honduras.

When I started my education, I also attended Sunday school and later I was sponsored through the sponsorship program. During those years, my mother was going through a very difficult time and she couldn’t buy me shoes, but the school helped me.

In 2008, I was baptized by pastor Antonio Orellana, that was the most important moment of my history.

In 2011, as I was working in housekeeping, I decided to start studying at the university to become a teacher and in 2012, I taught some classes at Lifeline’s Gonzales school. After a lot of effort and hard work, I received my university degree in 2015.

I became vice principal at Lifeline’s school in Gonzales. The student’s lives were difficult. In some cases I was able to help, others only Jesus was able to overcome.

From sponsored child to principal collage

"Last year I told Guillermo to pray about being the principal, and in January 2018 he answered me with a yes. In that moment, I lost my job as a principal, and I feel joyful because God is producing more leaders for His Kingdom.” - Darwyn, Assistant Country Director

God has blessed me for 20 years through Lifeline: a student, leader, counselor, teacher, and now principal. God is good in everything; He has proved that all my life.



You can create a spark of hope for the hurting and struggling around the world. You can help them realize that they are loved and valued by an amazing God! By committing just 12 dollars each month, you can be a spark that God uses to ignite His church and His people around the world!

What are you waiting for?