In about 3 hours, we will drive down to El Tejar Central Park to pick up Deidra. Thank you for all the prayers. I dropped Deidra off Monday morning and left to “My Special Treasure” for “Children’s Day”. The students had a break from school work. They watched movies and ate cheeseburgers, chips, candy, and ice cream. The staff really enjoyed being able to bless the students. My girls had a blast!
Tuesday morning I went to teach computer classes at “My Special Treasure”. The students all gathered around and help setup the computers. I waited for a couple minutes and noticed that their teacher was missing. I asked the students all in Spanish, “Where is your teacher?” They all replied, “She’s sick”. OK… What to do now? Their teacher translates for me. She speaks English very well. But thanks to Google translate, I continued my class. I really enjoy teaching those students.
As a treat that night, I took the girls to McDonalds and the arcade in the mall. They quickly reminded me that “Mom” lets them get ice cream before they leave.
To continue the “Children’s Day” celebrations, today at the Grace Feeding Center Pastor Mark Mast and a team from Michigan sang songs and shared the Gospel with the students. The El Tejar police officers brought cake, drinks, and a piñata. They played several different games with the students. I think the police officers had as much fun as the kids!
It amazed me how this culture celebrates children. We can so easily get wrapped up in busyness and entertainment. It’s important not to forget the children.