Friday, May 28, 2010

"Good morning class"

School started again this week and I've been helping in the P5 class for a few hours in the morning. The majority of the students at the school are from villages around New Hope which provides a wonderful opening to share the gospel with children from the wider community. Children walk as much as 8 km each way to come to school. Sickness, family emergencies etc. will often interrupt education and so several children in the P5 class need some extra help. It has been a pleasure working with small groups of children on their math skills. I taught them some songs to help them remember their multiplication facts which brought gales of laughter from the children and the teachers. The children in the picture were thrilled to be able to use white boards and markers. "Thank you Auntie." "Can we use them again soon please Auntie?"

1 comment:

  1. Cathie

    Thank you again for the glimpses of life you guys are experiencing. It really is a very different world.

    I’m struck by the joy that is evident on the faces of the people you have posted pictures of. And it’s humbling to think that they have so many real issues in life to struggle with that many of us in the west never have to think about.

    We are praying for you guys.