On Saturdays, a friend of mine named Chelsea, helps at a ministry in a poor city in San Jose. This town is mostly gang members and their family. Most of the houses are squatter houses. Meaning they build their houses out of material like tin and scrap metal. The ministry has two Bible studies for the children in the neighborhood.. There is a older children Bible study (the children can read and write) and a younger children Bible study (they are not able to read or write). For the last two weeks I have had the opportunity to join her and work with the younger children. I have a lot of fun and it is also a great way to practice my Spanish. Little children are usually very patient with people that are learning the language. Here are some pictures of my time there. You will notice in the pictures the different ages of the children. The "older children" in the group are there because they are still not able to read or write at a level that would allow them to participate in the other class.
|The little boy in the red shirt is named Wayner. It took me 6 times to understand his name |
and I still could not spell it correctly until someone wrote it out for me.
|Nicole is definitely meant to be a leader! She is very sweet and loves to |
hug the teachers constantly.
|Mark is a student with me at the Language School. |
The children were enjoying putting crayons in his beard.
|Coloring with the children!|
|As I was taking pictures, Jeffery asked to take a picture with me. He still was not so |
sure that he wanted to stand to close me.
|Grown men playing jump rope with kids. It's a beautiful thing.|
|The neighborhood where the children live.|