Teaching in the Temple
Today, I spent the morning at Don Bosco talking with Father Myppan to make sure he will take in the children. I showed him the paperwork on two of the children and he said it was sufficient for admission. Later, I went to tell the families in the Gandhi slum to have the two children with completed documents packed and ready to go on Tuesday morning. I think it will be both a happy and sad day for all. I know I will be sad not to see them daily at the Gandhi Center or in the slum whenever I go and teach there.
We have been using the Buddhist Temple as a classroom for the past several gatherings on Thursday and Sunday. It is a bit strange to be teaching inside a temple. Unlike Jesus, I don’t have anything profound to say to the children or to the parents inside the temple. We basically sing songs accompanied by my bad guitar playing, some mathematics, reading, coloring, and silent meditation. That has been the case each time I go teach in the slum. The children are slowly learning how to behave with more respect for each other and also behaving better towards us. They are not as loud as they used to be and now they will actually listen when I ask them to work or to quiet down. It is a real slow and sometime frustrating experience working with the children and their families.
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