Leighton and Jennie Helwig are in their 2nd year at Faith Academy, an international Christian school primarily for the children of missionaries. Leighton teaches 7th grade science and also serves as the vice-principal at the middle school division. Jennie teaches the two middle school choirs as well as one of the high school choirs. Since Faith Academy partners with missionaries throughout Southeast Asia, all of the faculty at the school serve on a volunteer basis, through the support of believers around the world.
The Helwigs serve with TeachBeyond, a mission organization dedicated to using education to transform lives around the world. Leighton is transitioning into more of a regional role with TeachBeyond, helping with curriculum development and teacher training around Southeast Asia. He is currently learning the various aspects of this role and beginning to develop the vision for this part of TeachBeyond's ministry here in Asia. This is quite exciting, as the opportunities to use education to introduce people to the truths of the Gospel are growing in many countries throughout Asia, even some that are not open to traditional missionaries.
The Helwigs have 4 children, Maddy, Kyla, Christopher, and Tyler. All of them attend Faith Academy and are very thankful for the opportunity to attend a school that glorifies God and includes students from all around the world.