Thursday, June 21, 2007

ESL Classes

Some of you may already know.. and some may not... but we have been teaching free English Classes along with a brother, Nathan Hammond, at the Municipal building. In each class we get between 30 and 50 people... it fluctuates... but still a good number each time. Mondays and Wednesdays are the Beginners and Tuesdays and Thursday are the more advanced group.
Nathan has built into the class as part of the lesson some kind of video... a music video or some video clip usually touching on some important life issue.... So far we've done Black Eyed Peas "Where is the love", John Michael Montgomary's #1 hit song "little girl", and a video clip on the Team Hoyt.... He uses the clips as a listening activity and then says after class you are invited to futher discuss the video. We have it designed to steer the conversation to a spiritual one... discussing things like, "If there is a God, why does he let bad things happen in the world?" "Where is he?", "Why is there some much evil in the world?" "What are the answers?" "What is truth? and where do we find it? in ourselves? in God? in socialism?" "Is the greatest goal of life being good people?" "what reward ist here in that if there is a reward?" "Is that enough for God? If not what is?" GREAT life questions.
we now have had 4 different meetings after class and have had a consistant interest from 3 people. Lastnight in our discussion time... LIGHTS WERE COMING ON!!!! After discussing thing for almost an hour it was in a matter of 3 minutes of having introduced the topic of GRACE that at the beginning they weren't catching the idea .... and at the end of the 3 minutes.... they were connecting the dots! A clear and mighty work of the Holy Spirit giving illumination! Please pray for Pamela (23 yrs.), Marcelo (19yrs.), and Gabriela (40-ish yrs.) and another girl that was at the point of tears the other night... it was her first time to stay and discuss things... and I'm not entirely sure of her name... but please just pray for the Holy Spirit to connect ALL the dots for them... and for them to see the LIGHT and HOPE of the Gospel. It's exciting news! Our church might actually grow BY CONVERSION! Praise Him!

Here is a video... we were on TV in Carlos Paz! The first night of the classes they did an interview with Nathan... and I tagged along as a "interpreter"..... I was NERVOUS! anyways.... enjoy! Click on the link below and you'll see the video.


Kristin said...

That is SO COOL!!! You're Famous!!! Go AMY!!

melandaaron said...

I couldnt get the link to work at first but I copied it, and there you were! That's so neat, I got to see you on TV! I think it is so amazing what you are doing!