Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Circulo Andante (Walking Circle)

On Saturday night a girl sat down with me and asked me why I came to YWAM.  After going though bits of how God brought me here, I told her my vision for my life, and that I am a trained teacher.  She said they have a ministry called "Circulo Andante" where they teach children in the "projects" of Tijuana.  Most of the children who participate are in families that have received a home from the "Homes of Hope" that YWAM does locally.  She asked if I would be willing to work with them (where I empatically said YES!) and then asked if I would be willing to work with the upper grades, 5th and 6th.  It was a little dramatic, but I was near tears as I said yes, as that was the grade that I had to leave in Honduras, and the age I love to teach. 

I will be working with them every Tuesday for a couple hours doing math.  I have about 13 in my class and we meet outside on the cement of a basketball court.  It is done completely in Spanish, which is a little different than I'm used to, but today went great.

I asked one little boy if he lived close, assuming his family had already received a home from Homes of Hope.  He said that he didn't want to show me his house because he lived in cardboard.  Hopefully his family will receive their home soon. 

It filled my heart with joy to be able to serve these kids and teach them today!  I will really be looking forward to Tuesdays!

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