I Saw My Students- IN PERSON!!!

FINALLY!!! I saw them. I saw some of my students in person.

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Monday morning I went to the school where my morning Family Literacy class meets. We were online due to COVID-19 to finish the year. I saw my students online in Zoom and was happy to continue teaching them. But it is not the same as seeing someone in person.

The Coordinator and I met them outside the school building to give them bags filled with items they can use. It was to say to them good job staying with the class online.

First I saw my three Karen People moms. They are so cute as they walk together. The tallest one is maybe 5 feet even. I talked with them for a few minutes, socially distanced of course, and gave them the bags and a thing of laundry soap. I told them how proud I am of them and said- Dabloo- which is thank you in their language.

Then one by one my Hispanic moms came. As each one came, I told them-“Yo estoy muy orgulloso de ti porque tu continuas con mi clases en Zoom. Muchas gracias.” Which means I am very proud of you for continuing with my classes in Zoom. Thank you very much. We gave them their bags and soap.

None of the moms wore masks. Seeing their smiles made my week. I did not lecture them about wearing masks.

They will be back with me in Zoom class starting this morning for one month of summer school.

Teaching people from diverse cultures and ethnic background reminds me all of the time of the truth of John 3:16:

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son so that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

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Thank you for reading. God Bless.

52 thoughts on “I Saw My Students- IN PERSON!!!

  1. Its the love and faith in each other which will make everyone strong in these testing times and this phase will pass soon, my humble gratitude to teaching faculty who are also warriors because they are engaged in preparing tomorrows world
    Stay safe and healthy

  2. And you made their day, Matt. I’m so happy that you had this opportunity. I know they loved it as well. Great job! God winked at you with this opportunity. Have a great day.

  3. Hi Matt. You mention something about ‘Karen people’ can you explain further where they are from etc?
    I am glad to hear that you were finally able to meet some of your students in person. Thank the Lord.

    1. Yes. The Karen People are from Burma. The country name now is Myanmar but they do not like that name because the military dictatorship changed the name from Burma. The dictatorship was trying to kill the Karen People so the fled to refugee camps in Thailand.

      1. Okay. Thanks for the info. I am glad that many of them were able to come to the USA to make a better life for themselves and family. I am glad that the Lord called you to do this great work you are doing in helping them to adjust to their new home.

  4. So glad you got a chance to see your students! They sound they like such lovely people! Being somewhat reclusive for a variety of reasons, I never knew how much I would miss those in-person moments, but, really, I am recognizing they are precious!

  5. Glad you were able to see your students! I pray that we are able to interact more as a society as we truly need that human touch and connection so as to thrive β™₯️🌹β™₯️

  6. Awesome! Love that you got to see them and it’s so awesome that you can speak their language with them…The picture with the hands and the heart is so sweet!

      1. I’m well. I am debating whether to work on my 10 favorite feeling post or write about this heavy grief in my soul over racism. I look into my daughter’s beautiful eyes and can’t believe our nation hasn’t conquered this yet. It hurts that there are some injustices that I cannot shield her from. It hurts that we are still experiencing this evil.

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