Congratulations to the 2020 BEAM Scholarship Recipient Graduates! (July 27, 2020)

Brayan Divas received his diploma from Mr. Pedro Reyes, M.Ed., Principal of Kings College. He has applied to enter the Coast Guard in Belize.

Brayan has expressed his appreciation for BEAM’s assistance throughout the past few years, which greatly helped him and his parents.

Janelie Matta reached her graduation goal and is looking forward to her future. She plans to attend Sixth Form/Junior College in Belize.

She is grateful to BEAM for their support throughout her schooling and stated that the help she received was a “blessing in her life”.

These are the first graduates BEAM has helped through graduation since the organization’s inception. We wish them only the best in their future endeavors and pray God’s blessings on them throughout their lives.

BEAM Funding Helps Woman in Need

A Life-Changing Surgery for a Mother of 3

A Life-Changing Surgery for a Mother of 3For twenty years of her life, a Guinea Grass resident endured pain from an external hernia that developed so big that she carried her organs outside her body. The mother of three boys says that aside from the excruciating pain, the public stares were a challenge so she mostly kept at home. Today, when we caught up with Maria Medina, her world has changed. She successfully underwent surgery at the K.H.M.H. where the massive lump was removed and she can now move around as a normal person. News Five’s Duane Moody has the following uplifting story.

Posted by News 5 Live on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

BEAM helped with the funding for the hernia surgery for Maria and is thankful the surgery was completed safely and successfully to allow Maria to begin living her life normally again! Praise be to God!

2019 Fall Scholarship Recipients Chosen


Here are the 2019 scholarship recipients with King’s College president, Mr. Pedro Reyes, following the presentation of their certificates. To his right are Denilson Vasquez, Jeriel Reyes, Nelly Diaz, Kelly Blanco, Janelie Matta, and Bryan Divas.

Students chosen each semester by BEAM for award of financial assistance are required to submit a handwritten letter expressing their need for the scholarship. They must have a grade point average of 75% or higher, and submit a reference letter supporting the student’s good standing. Residential students are awarded $575 (US) and commuting students receive $130 (US) for the semester.   All students must reapply for each semester for future scholarships. 


 

Youth Rally – Ebenzer Evangelical Church, Chan Pine Ridge Village, Orange Walk

On November 17, 2018, Ebenezer Evangelical Church hosted a youth rally. Eight churches from Orange Walk and Corozal attended. A musician and preacher were invited from Guatemala.

Many different activities were enjoyed by all in attendance; however, the most important part of the day was the sharing of the Gospel during the preaching service. Many shared their desire to walk with the Lord and live for His glory.

BEAM partnered with the Ebenzer Evangelical Church to help with the costs of the rally. The funds helped toward the costs of the transportation and a gift for the guests from Guatemala, cleaning of the facilities, food, drinks, trophies and prizes for the day.

BEAM Presents Aid to Students at King’s College

           Brayan Divas                                Tanisha Bobadilla                                   Sheyla Ruiz

           Jhordy Divas                                        Sahara Cordova

                Jamila Canul                              Alisha Bobadilla

The principal at King’s College, Mr. Pedro Reyes, presented seven students with certificates for financial aid for their first semester of 2017.  BEAM is excited to have been able to help these students, all of whom completed applications and were chosen for assistance to help them complete their education and achieve their goals.  Among the dreams of these students are to become an electrician, an architect, a doctor and teachers.

Gene’s Recent Trip to Belize, January 2018

Gene Grapa visited Belize in January 2018 and was able to share the Gospel with the students at King’s.

 

On Gene’s visit, he was privileged to be able to visit some of the parents whose children received financial aid from BEAM for their tuition at King’s College.  Carmen Divas, mother of Sheyla Ruiz (Form 2), one of the recipients of this aid, expressed her thankfulness for the help this has given their family.

 

 

 

 

 

Another blessing for Gene was the opportunity to visit with Maria Divas, mother of Brayan Divas (Form 2), who also received aid for his tuition at King’s.  She, too, is very grateful for the help they received.

Financial Assistance for Students

Financial Assistance for Students

For $1,000 or just $2.75 a day you can help cover all the cost of a needy student for one school year at King’s College.  Many families would like to give their children a Christian education but this is difficult for many as the average hourly wage is only about $4.00 per hour.  With income and sales taxes at about 35% of their income and a gallon of gasoline costing about three times the cost as compared to the United States, it leaves little for low income families to get their children through school.  For a family with four children it would cost the family $4,000 per year to send their children through school or another 48% of their income.

Therefore, the cost that the average family of four children faces is 48% of their income going for education and another 35% going for taxes.  This equals 83% of their income or $3.32 per hour which leaves only $0.68 for food, clothing, shelter and other expenses.

Consider making a contribution of any amount towards student financial assistance.