Our Race

Our Race

As I look at the picture above I rejoice in the family God has given me. My precious family, the treasure that God has placed in my hands to guide and disciple. Please keep them in your prayers as they grow. Tanya in now 16 and starting to think about college. She has many choices to make in the next year or two. We are hoping to get her started with classes over the internet and at least let her get some basics finished. Christy is 13 and loves life. She has a servants heart and can be counted on to help whether it is with cookies or cleaning. Josh (9) is starting his personal race. He loves action, mechanics, building, and good stories. Pray that we can guide him into meaningful service for the Lord and that we can help all of them grow in the Lord.

(The new background and Title is courtesy of Tanya and her new computer. :) )

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Emunyani Learning Center ELC Part 2

     So what does a day at the learning center look like?  While it start at after our daily devotions.  We talk for a couple of minutes and set out the plan for what day, who is doing what, and what is needed to be accompished.  This isn't really a meeting, just the normal discussion of people who help and are all involved in the project.

     Lilian then go up to the learning center.  She normally has from 30 minutes to an hour to prepare for the day.  She cleans and works on lessons mostly.  We are hoping that as time goes on we can break her loose for a couple of hours to work on learning as well.  It is much easier to teach computers if you are proficient in how they work and know what is going on.    

Soon the students start coming.  Every day is different as different people come as their schedules allow.  The normal is to have 4 to 10 student in the morning.  Most of these are adults as the kids are in school.  Lilian teaches an adult reading class, and tutors anyone who comes in between times.  This last week has been different as school has closed for the younger grades.  The oldest grade is taking a placement test for High School and no disturbances are allowed.  That means that we might have 10 or even 15 students studying at the learning center.  The computers are humming and people are standing in line for materials.

Lilian takes off at noon for lunch and comes back at 2 o'clock.  At 2:30 the junior primary show up for activities and games.  At 4:00 the senior primaries grades are welcomed.  Yesterday that was light as some of them were guarding cows and others were at school testing.  On Wednesday we have boys and girls together and schedule a learning activity. 

This Wednesday Tanya taught the lesson and did her biology experiment, dissecting a frog.  Amidst many gasps and groans, she pointed out the points in the lesson.  Where the heart, lungs, liver, muscles, and bone structure look like.

We laughed as these people who think nothing of butchering a live cow or sheep were grossed out by a dead, dried frog.  Although there were many comments the kids LOVED it.  Their drawings on the frog were first rate and they have been exposed to a little bit more of learning.

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