Looking for ways to share the love of Jesus seems to be a daily joy. Cailene met a woman in the clinic with a two month old baby. Her name is Ruth and she had just moved to the area from the inner city with her husband and 2 sons. Her husband has a job and will be a pastor in the next town over. Her new born baby is very colicky. Cailene went to visit Ruth with a surprise. Cailene had cut some of her curtains to make a baby sling so the mother could have her hands free and do the things that needed to be done around the house. Being a pastor’s wife she was very use to giving and helping others but it was a new experience for her to receive a gift. God used these recycled curtains and some of Mekhi’s baby clothes welcome them and to give back to a family who gives so much to others.
Cornelio held up a 10,000 colones bill( worth about $20). He asked, “who would like this?" Of course all the students raised their hand. He then took the bill put it on the floor stomped on it and made it dirty. He wadded it up then asked who wanted it. Still most all the hands went up. He said, “This is a valuable lesson. Many times in our lives we feel like we have been dropped, stepped on, and feel dirty by the choices we have made or that others have made for us. Some circumstances come our way we end up being a victim. Often one feels worthless, helpless and alone. Remember no matter what happened or what will, you will never lose your worth. You are valuable and a treasure in the eyes of God. We are part of the family of God. Keep your focus on what He wants for you. Let love and forgiveness drive your life. Our worth does not come in what we do or who we know but by WHO WE ARE! "
Bonnie is encouraging her students to practice English in everyday conversation. She combined two classes and they practice asking questions and listening to each other as they played games and activities only speaking in English. She worked with both the students and parents to gather better awareness and participation.
May each of us be faithful today in the role that God has given us.
Lets begin this summer with a fresh desire