Monday from Heart to Heart

A big hello to everyone back home! Today has been a fantastic day do far. We kicked off the morning with a wonderful devotion led by our very own Chris Moore and had a discussion about the key characteristics that define all of us who have come here to help those in need. Regardless of our theological and denominational backgrounds, we are all here to serve and to love as per the example given by Christ.

Dan's classroom
Dan’s classroom

After a delicious breakfast, we came to the school to help out. Most of us were in classrooms helping to teach. It is definitely different than our classrooms. Each child works independently and each has different skill levels for each subject. So it’s not your traditional method of teaching where everyone is learning the same subject at the same time. But that’s okay. And from what I hear, they are moving to that more traditional classroom model next year.

I was in the 7&8 grade classroom today. I was surprised that it is not like our 7&8 grades. Most of the kids are learning on about a 3&4 grade level. But I’m not complaining-it made it a heck of a lot easier to tutor them in math (not my best subject by far!)! I was having to relearn fractions and work through word problems.

The kids are amazing though, and all of us are enjoying the love and joy that they have shown us. We are about to head back to the hotel and then out to dinner. So much love to everyone back home! You’ll be hearing from us again soon!


Amy Crisp

Sharon at our hotel
Sharon at our hotel
Amy's classroom
Amy’s classroom

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Trinity United Methodist Church is located in McLean, VA. Our weekly worship services are on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays at noon. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. for children and adults. Children up to 6th grade are also invited to Children's Education during the 10:30 service. Adult Bible Study also occurs on Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Please visit our website for more information.

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