Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Literacy Opens Doors
When we started a literacy class in Paiwa, a small poor neighborhood outside of the city, Rosibel was the most eager student we had from the very start. She rarely missed class and always came with her homework. Once she caught on to the method, she began reading ahead in the book in her spare time. By the time we were 1/2 way through the second book, Rosibel told me she'd already read the whole thing at home. She was on fire to read!
Reading opens doors for young ladies like Rosibel. She has a chance to step out of the cycle of poverty and to educate herself and pass on knowledge to the generations after her.
On the night of their graduation, the students were given easy-to-read New Testament Bibles, and Tedd shared a heart-felt message about the importance of reading God's Word. Before Rosibel even left for home, she was already eagerly flipping through the pages and moving her mouth as she read from the Bible. She's so hungry for learning and I feel certain that the Lord will bless her as she digs into His Word.