Wednesday, June 24, 2015

One of my Favourite Things

Today I got to do one of my favorite things. I talked with another woman after an exercise class about considering tutoring someone. As we talked I realized she had a heart for children and she could probably be a leader in her new city where she and her husband are moving.

She has retired from her work but still wants to do something for others. I told her about an elder in a church where we have a tutoring program and how this elder had the vision of how the six year old boy because he had gotten one to one help would make it through high school.

"There are reasons why a child falls behind," my exercise friend J. told me, "Sometimes they don't get the basics because of a bad home situation like a divorce." These children are going to be behind grade level because they couldn't or would not learn for that period of time.

Whatever the reason an adult can set in motion a chance for this person to catch up and have a life.

We know that God is merciful. In fact HIS MERCIES ARE NEW EVERY MORNING.

Were you ever in a position where you needed to learn a skill and someone took time to help you understand and perform it? I bet most of us can remember these people and name them because they cared enough to help us break through.

That is what tutoring programs can do. And because we have a church home in each city where we encourage the tutoring to take place, the church has a door to not only help the child but to plant seeds of truth and show love to the entire family.

The poor and needy know that they need help. We can learn from them as we who have been given so much reach out our hands. I hope to inspire people and especially to inspire people to help one child who is struggling.

Is giving vision and encouraging others to start a group one of my favourite things? Yes it is.

When you help a child, you have a chance to give that child a future and a hope. you only have time to give but what you impart can transform a child and his family.

Encourage hope. Fight for those who are helpless. You will be more than compensated for your efforts.

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