Psalm 96:4

"For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise..."

Sunday, June 5, 2011

"teaching english"

Being far away from my grandkids is very hard for me and I miss them so much. I am ever so thankful for Skype video and phone calls that keep us a bit closer. It seems wherever we have lived, God has brought young people into our lives and it encourages us to be able to spend time with them. I think He knows it helps us as we miss our own grandkids and kids.

My first experience at "teaching english" to some young Thai children in a Christian School. It was a blast and I am looking forward to the class each week now. Actually the kids are divided up so there are three classes about this size that Larry and I will teach.

We worked on simple words like hello, hi, goodbye, how are you? These kids were so interested and picked up the words really well. I tried doing some different games with them using the words we were learning and they enjoyed that too. My musical ability is in great need but we even did a few songs with actions and that was fun too.

I had some fruit in this picture (which you can't see) and they learned the name in english.

Some of the kids after class outside with Larry. Many of these children are from very poor families and some are from orphanages so they really love the attention and hugs. Do pray that as we share the love of Jesus with these precious little ones that one day they will choose to follow and serve Him in Thailand.


OliveTree said...

I can understand your missing your grandkids, but I know that you can have a GREAT ministry being "grandparents" to lots of Thai kids and also to TCK's!

Thanks for visiting my blog. I laughed to read your story about getting in someone else's car!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for posting pictures of your teaching experience. I imagine that you do a great job and the kids have lots of fun.