We are the Granada Christian Education Center (GCEC), a faith-based and Christ-centered community development project founded in 2010. Our aim is to transform lives of spiritual and physical poverty through a quality Christian education, a vibrant sports ministry, and life skills training. Our motivation is gratitude for the unmerited gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. It is our desire to demonstrate the love of Christ and make available the good news of the gospel.
We seek to help others in the name of Jesus, believing that programs based on biblical principles and with Christian content are the key to transforming lives. Our belief is that people can be empowered to take responsibility for their own lives and find solutions to their own problems. Thus, we seek to involve people in helping themselves, developing and sustaining programs side-by-side with our national ministry partners, making every effort to avoid creating local dependency on outside sources.
Our founders and their missionary partners have been serving in the city of Granada and other local communities since 2006. The GCEC is one of many entities that were born from the El Puente Mission Base. The larger work at hand includes the bilingual El Puente Church (Iglesia Cristiana El Puente), located in Granada, the sports ministry and sports complex, adjacent to the GCEC, and the long-term vision to create not only a primary and secondary school and sports complex, but a training center for all ages.
"Isolating the student from large sections of human knowledge is not the basis of a Christian education. Rather it is giving him or her the framework for total truth, rooted in the Creator's existence and in the Bible's teaching, so that in each step of the formal learning process the student will understand what is true and what is false and why it is true or false." - Francis Schaeffer