Thursday, June 01, 2006

Day 15 so I'm told

Today things were a little different. Naomi taught the 5th graders about Eric Liddell. They were really quiet which was a change from when I taught them math, but thats ok. Then we did more of the same old things.

After lunch Kristi and I picked up 2 kindergardeners from classes and walked them home. They live at the children's home that is associated with Kids Alive. Kristi has gone there several times since we have been here, but this was my first time. I felt really out of place and didn't know what to do. It was a little hard at first, the kids we walked home took a nap and during that time I pretty much sat around and tried to talk to other kids. They spoke English for the most part, but wouldn't talk to me very much. I was feeling pretty discouraged. But the 2 kindergardeners woke up from thier naps and I played with them in the sand box. Then things went much better. They have a set up there where they have 'moms' for 5 or 6 kids. It was cute because the little girl I was playing with kept on talking about her mom and sister. And I later found out that the sister she was talking about wasn't really her sister, they just have the same 'mom'. I don't know if I am making sense or not. Sorry.
We had fun playing in the sand box and it was my birthday several times. They made me sand cakes and decorated them with sticks and little green berries from the trees. Then they sang happy birthday to me and had me blow out candles. So cute. (fact: Peru has at least 5 versions of "Happy Birthday")

We had dinner at the Pace's house. It was a really nice time with them. We really haven't been able to spend a lot of time with them, but we know that they are very busy so we understood. When Andy drove us to thier house he had just realized that it was the first time we had been there. But we were very thankful for the time we did get to spend with them. They are a really neat family.

It has been so great to minister here and I hate to think about leaving.
There have been several teachers who have mentioned specific students who need the Lord. Please pray for these children and their families who are not saved.
Thanks for your prayers and support.


1 comment:

Lynn Green said...

"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."
--Henry Brooks Adams