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No More School

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Yesterday Ruben graduated from the Instituto Biblico Betel with, what I guess would be an equivalent to, a bachelors in Theology with an emphasis in Youth Ministry.  I am so proud of him for finishing. It was a little rough right after we got married. There were times when he wanted to put off finishing school and go back to work for financial reasons.  However, I know that God has called him in full time ministry and the financial struggles are worth being in the will of God. Now he is finished and he can focus on the youth group and camp ministry.

More Than a Teacher

I don't see my job as work, I see it as a ministry.  A ministry to children in need of God's love.  I'm with my students more than they are with their parents and it shows in their grades and behavior.  Everyday is a new day with new challenges that include much more than just teaching.  Today as I was getting ready three girls walked in and told me hello and started chatting amongst themselves. Then came in another girl who is very delicate and has a hard home life.  She greeted everyone and immediately starts to unload her problems on these girls, her peers. As she does she starts weeping.  Well, this catches my attention and I hug her and ask her what was wrong. At this point the other girls and feeling uncomfortable and kinda looking at each other as if to say, "What do we do?" I suggested they leave so I could talk to the one who so upset.  Many different things happened the day before which triggered this emotional breakdown but this happens many times thro…