It all started in 2007...
...after serving as a teacher at Nicaragua Christian Academy and learning more of Nicaragua’s culture and struggle, Mike Deibert prayed for God’s continued call for him in Nicaragua. God had always given Mike a heart for the arts, and his earlier training included blacksmithing and graphic design. He was given the vision of a vocational school, a building, and some interested students, and God set things into motioning a small village outside of Managua called Los Brasiles.
Mike soon found that thirty-five young students had minimal critical thinking skills and weak foundations in both language and math. It became clear that Mike could use blacksmithing to teach critical thinking, walking students through the process of problem-solving. Also, the school and work environment opened the door to discussions, prayer, and study about what it meant to be a man of God both in and outside of church. The school began to shape its focus towards transforming the whole man in Christ.
In January of 2011, ESVO opened its second school in collaboration with Nicaragua Christian Academy Nejapa. This new ESVO school served as a central training location for apprentices and as the vocational program for the Nicaragua Christian Academy middle and high school. Mike Deibert and Dave Boone worked together to direct the school and apprenticeship program. The Deiberts were called back to the United States in 2015, and the Boone family continue to serve as directors of ESVO.
Year after year, ESVO continues to grow as a school and ministry. You are a key component to that growth. Join our team by giving to support job training and discipleship for Nicaraguan youth.