Last night I went to my dad’s class as an observer (not an evaluator). He is teaching a Religions of the World class at the Bible School our church has. Incidently, the topic of the night was Judaism, which was a nice tie-in to my leaving for Israel. Anyways, I was able to see him in action as a teacher… after all this time, I had never heard him teach before.
Even though the class was only an hour, there were some good discussions and thought provoking questions raised. I enjoyed seeing my dad in action, in his ‘element’. I had been told by some of his students that he was a great teacher, and now I saw it for myself. Good job dad! Props to you!!!
Friday night was our Bible School graduation. It was so touching. As a teacher, I wore a cap and gown, and participated in the ceremony. It was such a great night. These students have come through amazing feats to participate in the Bible School, and some have even been shunned by their families for leaving the “traditional religion” practices of Africans to become Christians. We had 16 students graduate this year. To be a part of something this special…the investment of African lives and future generations through these students is something I will hold dear to me forever. I have been blessed to be a small part of their training, and I am looking forward to next year when I will be teaching a missions course during the first semester.
Here are pictures of me with some of my favorite students (Patience, Angela, and Msiba) and Michael and Heather.
Last night was my first night of teaching at the Bible School. Quite honestly, I was nervous all day. But when the time came, it wasn’t so bad. There is a huge difference though, teaching Africans compared to Americans. Because of cultural differences, they are more reserved and quiet during the class. It’s funny…when you are teaching middle school American kids, who just cant shut up, you are constantly wishing for nice, quiet kids… who just sit there and listen. But after teaching nice, quiet adults…who just sit there and listen, I am starting to miss those rambunctious middle schoolers………
What am I talking about??? Missing middle school adolescents? Ok, yes, I am a bit nutty at times. But thats what makes life so fun and interesting!
Back to reality and teaching my quiet, polite, attentive adult students. Life isn’t so bad, now is it???
It is official…I am back to teaching, but this time with a twist. I will be teaching a course at our Bible School this term. I have never taught adults, and quite frankly it makes me a bit nervous. Kids are one thing…but adults are a whole other arena. I will be teaching Satanology, not exactly a crowd pleaser, but an interesting topic no less. All in all, I am really excited about this new endevour in my life, and who knows what can come of it in the future.