My English students keep English journals. This week we are studying feelings. Today, I am reviewing journal entries. My heart is breaking.
From a 6th grade student:
"I feel sad when they send me to the bar behind my house. I feel happy when I am finished at the bar."
From another 6th grader:
"I feel sad because my mom left me."
From a 7th grade student:
"I feel sad when my mom hits me."
Another 7th grader:
"I feel sad because they killed my uncle."
From a 9th grade student:
"I feel sad because my mother left."
Please pray that teaching English continues to open doors to minister to these hurting young people. Pray also for more Christian mentors and volunteers with hearts to walk alongside them, sharing the unconditional love and peace of Christ.