Alexa and Sarah from Texas A&M came to Breanna's House of Joy to serve as short term missionaries. For 10 days, they spent time with our girls and their classmates at the local school teaching English to grade 1 thru 9. In late afternoons and evenings, they taught our older girls Bible lessons and played with our little girls. It was a lot of fun for me to have our two interns teaching along side. But it was also a job of responsibility for me to provide translations, transportation and as much comfort as possible at their guesthouse room and at finding food that they could eat daily. They were courageous and adaptable facing many unfamiliar situations with strangeness to their senses. Alexa and Sarah had a real heart for the girls. They are dearly missed.
At Breanna's House of Joy, there was a great joy when we shared a service with a visiting team that were consisted of high school students from America. I had the opportunity to translate for them. The girls put on a great worship service singing and dancing unto The Lord. The American youngsters spent the afternoon after church showing our little girls.a game of baseball and dodge ball.
Each child is unique with different needs... Apart from teaching in groups, I enjoyed spending time with our teenage girls learning English and getting to know each of them more. Please pray for our hill tribe teenage disadvantage girls. Learning English is already very difficult in a non-English society. Many of these girls also battle with insecurity and low self-esteem. One of the girls said to me, "Teacher, maybe we aren't meant to be good with English... after all, we are only hill tribe kids...." To this I had said, "No! No! No! You CAN and should know English. You are blessed because you have many people around you to help you to speak English and to teach you about The Lord. We are here for you..."
Don't know when exactly but in the night, more than a few seconds, we finally have rain. Before there was no rain to such a tease of a rain. The water in the dam has never been so low. Thank God, we finally had enough rain to water the trees and fill up the pot holes.
Wilai Wilkerson, Missionary