Everyday this first week, I am checking how the first day went for each volunteer. Here is a story that brought me to tears and is exactly why I am investing time with these precious children.
"How was your time with your student today?
"One was super easy and the other is learning English so it will be slower going but she's precious. Having grands who are in school in a foreign country where they are learning in another language gives me such a heart for this one to help her anyway I can."
BE STILL MY HEART! NOW--you need to understand the process of assigning children to volunteers. The teachers give me a list of children and a time we can come read in their room. The volunteers sign up based upon the time slot which is best for them. I take these two lists and randomly put children with a volunteer based upon matching times--nothing else. Was it the luck of the draw that these two were paired?
You have this child who does not know English and you have a volunteer whose grands are in a school where they are taught in another language. She "happens" to get this child. NO---this is no co-incidence--this is another example of a beautiful God-incidence. I see God all up in the middle of this. What a wonderful -marvelous- assurance that God sees, God knows, and God is using us---WHAT A BLESSING!
For we are his workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand,
that we should walk in them