Thursday, February 25, 2010
An Encouraging Week
A second grief counselor has arrived today to stay for four weeks. I'm excited to offer time with him to the students tomorrow.
School is ramping up and I am feeling great today. What encouragement this week has brought. On Tuesday I gave a test and was disappointed with the results, so I told my students I wanted to have a short individual conference with each one to discuss their grades and what they might do differently next time. This prompted really amazing individual time with each student- something I haven't had. While I asked about their study habits, the conversations quickly went in many directions, and we were able to bond. I gave another assignment today and it went MUCH better, and I am so encouraged. One kid even said that one reason he's struggling is that he can't see well in the back- I had no idea! What an easy thing to fix- he'll be switched to the front row tomorrow. I'm so very glad we had those talks.
Another answer to prayer- a team has arrived on campus that specializes in prosthetics. They are using one of our science labs to assemble prosthetics for Haitians with recent amputations- a HUGE need.
Tomorrow we're having a chat with board members from an organization that sponsors Haitian kids' education (tuition, fees, books, uniforms, etc), and Saturday we're going on a food drop for the first time- can't wait, can't wait.