Her arms were full of folders for a meeting in the hut down the path.
“Yes, of course,” She smiled as she set her things down.
A little boy proudly presented her with a stick that was perfect for writing in the dirt.
“We will start with the alphabet.” She placed her stick in the ground and drew a letter.
“A” a boy called out.
“Very good. Now we must all say “A.”
Several of the children knew their letters very well.
She tried not to frown as the two children a brother and a sister struggled. The teacher knew they had not been in school for some time and it made her sad. They tried very hard and finally got the sounds right.
All the children knew their numbers but addition and subtraction was much more difficult. One boy was very bright with all of his letters and numbers.
The teacher was called into her meeting. She shrugged as she felt that what she was doing was what was important.
Before she gathered her things, she gave each child a sweet.
“Well done,” she smiled.
Each child proudly carried something that belonged to the teacher.
“This is why we are in Uganda,” she whispered to herself as she waved goodbye to her pupils.
Children are planning to return to school and some are finishing up their lessons for a break. Parents are all too proud of these lives that make ours so full of joy!!!
I drew a zebra for a friend the other day (not this one by my talented parent). Those zebra stripes take all sorts of zigs and zags but they still join up some where in the middle – amazing how that works.
Gud skaper noko nytt ved sitt Ord og sin Ande, vi kan ta imot det i tru og få oppleve at han gjer sitt verk med oss. Hans skaparkraft verkar konstuktivt i våre liv og skaper noko som er verdifullt for oss. Naturkreftene verkar nedebrytande, i fylgje entropilova, men Gud er Ånd og det som er født av hans Ande består. Jesu frelsesverk er fullbrakt og fullkome. Han er den siste Adam, som er ifrå himmelen og som for oss har vorte ei livgjevande ånd. Han gjev oss den Heilage Ande frå himmelen av berre nåde. Han gjev oss det evige livet.