Monday, January 14, 2013

Saying Goodbye

sWe said goodbye not long ago to our co-workers, Chris and Angie Walker and family and Joey Tartaglia after having three and a half weeks of working together in Mibu. We were really blessed by their being here and look forward to more similar opportunities in the future.

Please be in prayer that Chris Walker's plans to come back in sometime in February would work out.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

1 Timothy Taught in Mibu

Over the last few weeks, Joey Tartaglia has been visiting (along with Chris and Angie Walker and family :). It's been a real blessing to have him here to help by producing and teaching lessons through Paul's first letter to his co-worker, Timothy. It's a letter the church here needs to be familiar with as it deals with so many issues that hit close to home; false teachers, proper management of God's household and all that goes with that, an underlying concern for the witness of God's people, and much more. Suffice it to say there have been many challenges that have been taken home and will need some time and meditation. Great stuff!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Results of Literacy Testing

One of the decisions the teachers in Mibu made was to publicly reveal the results of the recent literacy tests. The picture painted by the tests wasn't the prettiest. Many, while able to work through texts are shown to have low comprehension levels and are generally slow, inaccurate readers. While this may sound discouraging, it is not. People had a great time kind of chuckling it up as score results were discussed. But more importantly people have real data to point to as they consider the importance of continuing on in their efforts to learn to read and write in their mother tongue. They're encouraged to be able to measure their abilities. This is an eye opener for everyone! We're hoping to see that these regular literacy evaluations will spur on excitement and motivation to get literacy where it needs to be in Mibu.

In the picture here Mootooke is talking about the test scores publicly after a recent church meeting.