TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — The mountain made of trash is reflected in the litter-covered neighborhoods on the hillsides below. Trash that had been dumped on top of the mountain sifts down through the makeshift houses, pieced together with tin and plastic.
After two years locked up and dormant, the former Hopi Mission School in Kykotsmovi, Ariz., is again serving students. Now known as Peace Academic Center, the facility has a few finishing touches to go before it officially opens Aug. 14.
Bake sales and car washes may have been just enough to save most of Warwick River Christian School in Newport News, Va.
Sunday school works a little differently at Casa Horeb, a Mennonite congregation in Guatemala City.
Two of the most traditional Anabaptist groups — Old Order Amish and Old Colony Mennonites — were only vaguely aware of each other 24 years ago. Since then, they’ve built a relationship of trust based on a common interest in education that preserves separation from the world.
Western Mennonite School near West Salem, Ore., changed its name to Western Christian School over the summer to better reflect a student body with few Mennonite students.