Saturday, September 13, 2014

First Days!

A small school in the Taiwanese countryside
It was my first day of teaching English and I didn't know what to expect. At my first school I introduced myself and talked about my family and things I liked to do. Then I watched my co-teacher teach the rest of the class. The next day I was expecting to do the same thing but my co teacher for Wednesday didn't speak English very well and wanted me to teach from the book. So I had about an hour to come up with lesson plans for four grades. I was able to use some of the things I had watched my co teacher do the day before.

The next day I didn't know what to expect but at my first school all I did was my self introduction. But at my second school no one spoke English. It was eventually communicated to me that my classes are going to be taking swimming lessons for the next four weeks and so the school wants me to teach first grade until they are done with that. So I made up some English names for the kids and taught them some letters and simple words.

It was a crazy first week but looking back I can really see God's faithfulness. He gives us just enough light for the step I'm on.

~Crystal Collins

Having only been in Taiwan for about two weeks now, Crystal is one of VOICE Missions most recent volunteers! Crystal is currently serving on the Yuli Team in Hualian County, Taiwan.

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