Katelyn's New Ministry

School has started and with school comes homework.  English is a particularly difficult subject for most of the kids here and there aren't many people around to help.... That is, until English speaking missionaries move into town.

Several days ago there was a knock at our door.  When we opened it up a teenage girl timidly asked (in Spanish of course) if we could help her with her English homework. We agreed and invited her in.  Upon glancing at the assignment we realized it was all in Spanish, which seemed a bit more challenging.  We said a prayer and continued on.  It took a while to figure it all out, but we did and she was thrilled.

The next day, there was a knock at the door.  Two different girls stood timidly hoping for help with their English homework.  We agreed and invited them in.  Later that day another girl stopped by. Since then, Katelyn has assumed the teaching role and graciously helps everyone that comes.  It's amazing how well she's able to communicate, translate and provide the necessary assistance.

That you Jesus for this unexpected ministry!!


  1. Way to go Katelyn. This will also help you with your Spanish also. I am so proud of you. Do they have sentance stucture or what kind of homework do they have? Once there was a priest when we were in high school who said he had to back to the rectory and brush his TOOTH. We all thought that was funny. Keep up your good work. Love, Grandpa and Grandma

  2. Katelyn is a sharp kid. I believe she's got the skills and patience to do this.

  3. Katelyn, we are so proud of you and your family for allowing Jesus to guide you to this place and finding people to teach. Keep going.... Your work and hearts are what will get you a just reward. You are helping my family back home to see the bigger picture of Christ. Happy Easter. We miss you and pray for you all every day..

  4. Katelyn, we miss you here in San Hilarion, as we pray for you and your family.

  5. Katelyn, we could see when you were visiting us what a smart and helpful young lady you are. You are learning so much and making many lifetime friends all in the name of God. Bless you Sweatheart! Love, Aunt Peg and Uncle Chris


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