Saturday, September 20, 2014

A great first quarter

We have now completed our first quarter of this school year along with parent teacher conferences. I know that seems odd, to be done with a fourth of the school year in September, but we did begin in early July. As you may recall, we need to complete a whole school year for our students before returning to the US for 3 month furlough in late April 2015. As a math teacher this first quarter has been a very encouraging and rewarding time. It is so good to see my students remembering the things they have learned in the previous year and applying those concepts in this year's class. It is so fun and rewarding to also see our students growing and maturing. Since we only have 14 students, we get the privilege of knowing them very well. In the above photo the missionary kids are meeting in small groups for a time of encouraging one another in Scripture and prayer at the beginning of the school day.

 Another one of the great privileges we have is teaching our own children. Since Zeke started school this year along with his buddy, Bobby, we now get to teach all of our children. The photo is of David and Zeke reading from the Jesus Storybook Bible during our morning devotions at the beginning of our school day. It has been great to see how much Bobby and Zeke are learning as they join a classroom with students up through 12th grade. These boys are soaking up so much and can even recite fairly large portions of the Westminster Shorter Catechism. Zeke likes to "read" to us all the books he hears Ezra read.

Thank you for all your prayers for us as we enjoy the privilege of being a part of God's work here at Good Shepherd's Fold and in Buundo village. We are glad to be able to support the missionaries in their work, by doing something we love, teaching and learning with their kids.

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