The volunteers have begun their sessions with their sweet kindergarten students this week.  I had my first session on the futon in the classroom with my two students.  One is quite precocious and the other extremely shy.  BOTH love having books read to them!  This is going to be a great year reading to the littles--I have never worked with this young of an age.  It is going to be so much fun!

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
Ephesians 2:10


  1. Thank you for all your good works, Lulu.

    God bless.

  2. Oh, yes, Lulu! God's hand is all over this, that's for sure. And what a blessing you all are to these little ones! I should get off my duff and do likewise.

  3. oh I bet you're going to be oh so good in this venture friend. you bring love and warmth and energy ... and a sense of humor.

    oh ... and all that life experience with your own littles and grand-littles!

    these kids are blessed indeed.


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