Grateful When 1 More Mom Joins Online Class

My morning Family Literacy Class had a three week break in March due to the COVID-19 virus. We started again the first full week of April. My students are moms from other countries who are low income. They come to class to learn English, so they can help their children. The picture below is from April 2019.

When we started again on Zoom, I had four out of 18 students join. Each week we have had one or two more join. That was the case this past week when two of the moms joined. As each one joins, I feel a sense of relief that I can connect with them and know how they are doing.

I pray for them during my time with God in the morning. 4 of the moms had babies this school year. Another mom is going to have a baby in August. I pray for them and their babies. When my students connect with me in our online class, I rejoice.

Photo by Marco Palazzo on

The past several weeks have given me a new appreciation for what Jesus said about the lost sheep in Luke 15:

“Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.” 

Rejoicing over the one who is lost and being willing to do whatever it takes to find them is what Jesus wants us to do. Go find the ones who are lost and rejoice when they come to know him.

Jesus rejoices every time a person comes to know him. That is the whole reason he came. Have you ever thought that Jesus wants to rejoice over you? That is how precious you are to him.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

24 thoughts on “Grateful When 1 More Mom Joins Online Class

  1. That’s great that your flock is returning to the fold! 🐑 Under normal circumstances, do your classes recess during the summer or will you continue distance learning throughout the summer?

  2. I love reading about teacher’s perspectives. I’m a nontraditional student always wary of approaching my teachers, and this gives me comfort. I am not a mother, but I do have different, difficult circumstances and I sometimes fear my professors will not work with me. This has happened in undergrad, but so far not in grad school.

    1. I wondered if maybe you turn off comments for older posts, as sometimes it takes me a few days to catch up with reading all my wise blogger friends’ posts

  3. I love your analogy to the lost sheep. I love that I never feel forgotten when it comes to Jesus. I am glad your online community is growing and praying for you and your students 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  4. This was very important for me to read. Like you, my online classes haven’t had full attendance since this all started. It can be difficult to get in touch with all the lost sheep, i.e. students who are not attending, and try to understand why they haven’t been showing up. Sometimes it’s due to reasons you can’t change, but other times they just need a little incentive and to know you’re there for them and understands the situation is challenging for everyone.

  5. Your writing reminds me of Zephaniah 3:17 NIV, “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

  6. Yes big bro. We are precious in His sight and we are His delight. 💃
    Glad to know there are more people joining in. Safe delivery for the pregnant one among them too. Amen. 🙏
    Keep up the great work. 🤗

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