There are always challenges in teaching wherever you are but there are moments where I see God working in the classroom and in these children's lives.
There are moments where you see Christ breaking through in children's lives; where class is silenced and awestruck about details of Bible stories.
Day to day I don’t see the impact that I’m having but then God shows some snippets of him at work- one child who is socially awkward and can be a challenge, produced the most thoughtful card for me. He got up a week later at church to say how thankful he is for who God is. My heart was melted when another of my children shone with radiance as he sang about how we are all orphans of God. This week back in school, I had a new student join with little English or educational background. I wondered how much she was taking in. Yet on Friday afternoon I met her after school, and she gave me the biggest hug. I could see she already loved me and that Christ in me had made a difference and shone through, despite any language barrier. Slowly, through building up relationships with even my toughest of students, I am gaining their trust and they are able to see the love of Christ expressed to them where they wouldn’t see it otherwise.