Guest blog: Drops of God’s Glory in English Class

In July and August, Hope in Haiti sent 16 team members to Haiti for a pair of week-long camps for Haitian youths. One of those team members, Katie from Washington State, shares her growth experience she had while teaching English to some young men and women in Nan Wo:

English Class in session
The Haitian students were earger, but teaching was still a challenge.

“One of my greatest joys was watching the expressions of the people. The Haitians’ curiosity to learn a new language or skill was encouraging. Not only that, but God used their enthusiasm as a way to encourage me. Multiple times, sweat would have the best of me in the English classroom, but Romans 12:1 was constantly in my mind, ‘Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God- this is your spiritual act of worship.’ The Lord would remind me of this so often when I felt distracted by the ample amount of perspiration on my face. It was His subtle hint to suck it up and shift my focus back to Him. It worked every time. Soon, sweat had a whole new meaning – it was a way to bring glory to God. This was a base motivation factor when it came to teaching the English class – God would blow my mind every time with his encouragement and help me get through each class.”

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