John Calvin Christian School’s general objective is to minister to families in the vulnerable community of Las Americas in Barranquilla, Colombia, through education (pre-primary, primary, and high school), the promotion of health and prevention of disease, and the strengthening of families, while sharing the good news of the gospel. Although violence, dropping out of school, teenage pregnancy, drug use and dealing, and “gang culture” are prevalent in vulnerable areas like the Las Americas community of Barranquilla, our partners see that JCCS is making a difference. Their model of education (which they call “School with a Purpose”), coupled with the gospel message, aims to make a positive impact on the habits, thoughts, and behaviors of the students who, in turn and by God’s grace, are equipped to bring those truths to the hostile environments they live in. Word & Deed facilitates the sponsorship of 325 children at the John Calvin Christian School.