Mount Olivet, for a week here in Honduras. It is always a special time for Dean as he gets to serve alongside both his immediate and church family. Amazing things happened that week as we saw my new office get built, new sewing skills developed, and new relationships developed that will last a lifetime. I am so appreciative of the work the team put into my office as it will be such a blessing for years to come. Another thing that really blessed the Sparrow Academy was the help we received with a struggle that was happening within the classroom. Behavioral problems had been something our teachers really needed help with. So, a few months back I talked with my sister-in-law, Julie, and asked her to prepare a training to give the teachers when she comes down, knowing that she was gifted at working with special needs students. Little did I know, God had also chosen Amanda, an elementary school teacher, and Emma, a psychologist, to join her in tackling this issue. After spending only one morning in different classrooms, they all quickly reached the same conclusion and created a plan that will reinforce positive behaviors in our school. I’m so exited to see the results of this and the effects it will have in the kids of our school.
This is a perfect example of what Paul talks about in I Corinthians 12, when he says we are the same body but made with many parts. So, they all have to function in their different ways to make the body work. I like in particular the verse 27 “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it”.
This week we all came together as the body of Christ, the teachers helping at school, the builders working at the new office, the sewing ladies teaching how to sew, and ladies and guys helping with women and children sharing their testimonies. What a beautiful picture of the body working all together for one main goal: to bring God glory.