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Entered By: Paula
Entry Date: 2016-06-15 16:15:51
Subject: Tutoring/Tutorias

 Tutoring, what can I say, I love it.  I love the sweaty little kids and their big eyes.  I love the hair all in disarray and the uniforms stained from a day of school and play.  I love the grimey little hands that sign in, and the chattering little mouths asking where the juice is.  I love going to their houses and meeting their parents and learning a little more about what makes them tick.  I love the smile the parent gets when they hear someone say that their child is precious, smart, and wanted.  They (the kids) come to us as soon as school gets out, they don't eat lunch, they run in with hugs and excitement, and they hopefully learn something.  If nothing else, they know that we love them and that we want to spend time with them.  They listen to me butcher a Bible story in Spanish.  Yes, others can read it much better than I , but when I read it I have such an excitement in my heart and a tear in my eye.  I want them to get it.  I want them to know it.  I want them to believe with all of their hearts that we love a God that made a way of rescue for us.  I want them to believe that they, I , and all, are sinners that need to be rescued from a dark and lost existence.  I want them to know that we will love them when they behave like toots, when they don't understand the schoolwork, when they sneak an extra bag of juice, and when they need someone to talk to.   So on Mondays and Thursdays, pray for these some 20-25 kids and for us as we love them.   If you came and met them, you would love them too.  You would want them to grow and learn and love Jesus.  You would be infected by their stories.  Kids matter.  

Love, Paula  

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