The Start of Something New
I can't believe April is almost over! So many exciting things have happened in the last two months! I am so encouraged and excited to see a hunger for God continuing to grow in the students I have the honor of serving every day.
As you may recall, I teach English class for Morning Glory's Bachillerato Students. These are the oldest students on campus. Bachillerato is a new addition to Morning Glory as of last year. This phase of school is like a college prep track program that students must attend before attending university. They have a very busy school schedule and it was extremely difficult for us to work a specific Bible class into the midst of their required classes. But this did not stop them from desiring to grow in God.
"You will seek Me and you will find Me when you seek Me with all your heart."
For the first two months of school, my fourth year bachillerto students were consistently asking me if we could have Bible class instead of English class once a week. I thought at first they just didn't want to have class. But they persisted. I finally told them that if they wanted Bible class they had to give up one of their recess periods because I cannot take away their required English class. And they ecstatically accepted!
The next day when it was time for recess, the students ran to find me and asked "Are we still having Bible today?" They were so excited when I said yes they literally ran up to our Bible class. Three students out of seven from fourth year showed up to the first class. I asked them what they wanted out of this class and why they wanted to have Bible class so badly. One student responded without any hesitation...
"I have a hunger inside me. I want to learn more about God and grow in my faith."
I was absolutely floored by the response. And i felt so guilty for assuming these kids just wanted out of class. These students have a passion for Christ and just wanted someone to invest in them and disciple them.
They wasted absolutely no time in class. We began by reading John 1 together and discussing in the depth what it has to say about Christ. When I asked them if they had questions, their first questions were "What exactly is baptism? Do I have to be baptized to be saved, and why do Catholics have a different baptism?"
Again, I was shocked. I immediately opened my Bible to Romans and we discussed what baptism is and what the Bible says about salvation. I am so excited to continue studying the Bible with these students each week. I cannot wait to see how we grow as we seek God!
Pray With Us
As the year continues and God continues to move, I know that the enemy will not be pleased. I know that when God is showing up, so is an attempt to stop what He is doing. Please join me in praying for:
Continued passion for God in these students
Wisdom as I am faced with difficult questions about our faith
My continued learning of the Spanish language
Health for me and my dog
There are many challenges that come with living in a third world country. One of the biggest will always be staying healthy. While I take many precautions, it is near impossible to avoid all sicknesses, especially when using city water. Please pray for healthy water, healthy students, and a healthy Dallas (my dog)!
I could never say thank you to each of you enough times! Your prayers and financial support make stories like the one I shared today possible. I am so thankful for the privilege and honor I am blessed with to share Christ with students every day! I know that without you, I would not have this amazing opportunity!
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