Yesterday I had the first online lesson with a Brazilian student living in Winnipeg Canada. She was enthusiastic about learning and a quick learner. I wish all of my students could have the same eagerness and energy.
She is the five year old daughter of friends of mine who lived in my city 2006 to 2011 when they were graduate students at the university here.
She had some questions about Jesus which is why her parents asked me to teach her. Her parents came to my Sunday morning bible study while they were living in my city. We started with Jesus loves all children and wants all children to talk with him. Then she had a question about who the people were that stayed at the cross. I explained it was his mother Mary, another woman named Mary that Jesus helped and John one of his followers.
She had thought maybe the man was the father of Jesus. Then I explained that God is the father of Jesus and the man Mary got married to was his step father. She left to go to her room to sit and think. Her mom told me that is what she does when she is trying to understand something. A few minutes later she came back out and was ready to go.
I realized we made a good connection when she went to her room and brought out every toy animal and doll she has, so she could show them to me and tell me their names. 🙂
Today I will meet a new student from Brazil living in Winnipeg, but she is an adult and mom, so I don’t think she will show me her toys. 🙂
Thank you for reading. God Bless.