On Monday Mike taught the sixth English class in a ten-class series. The students are enjoying the formality of the new format. They are learning English, but the topics and the building of relationships is allowing for the sharing the gospel.
The students learned pronunciation and sounds. This is the hardest point of each class. The students are often embarrassed, but Mike makes them feel at ease.
The new topics for the day were the memorization and pronunciation of the days of the week and months of the year. Mike also had the students work on reading a short passage from the English bible.
At the end of class each student took an individual oral exam on letter pronunciation, days, months and reading the bible passage.
The bible topic and the relationships that are being forged caused two girls to stay after class with questions. These two teens, who walk in from a neighboring community to take the class each week, had some questions about definitions from the bible passage. This turned into a theological discussion and then a full blown sharing of the gospel. The girls received the English help they were looking for as well as the gospel they needed.