Recently, a Rio Grande Valley elementary school held a book fair. An eager little boy, along with the rest of his first grade class, walked along the rows of books--shiny, new books that were for sale. He made his selection, stepped up to pay for the book, and pulled out five crisp twenty dollar bills. Shocked by the sight of her young student carrying such a large amount, his teacher asked him where he had gotten the money. He admitted that he had taken it from his grandmother's purse, and through a flood of tears he said, "All I wanted was one book!"
|Lester and Robert|
WMU Annual Meeting
His teacher shared this story at church, and his pastor's wife shared the story with us. We were soon able to deliver a brightly painted bookcase, a variety of gently-used, age-appropriate books, a bilingual children's picture Bible for the boy, and a couple of resource books for his grandmother.
Please pray for Olmito Community Church located on the northern edge of Brownsville, Texas. The church of 35 members has set an ambitious goal of providing a family reading fair for the approximately 70 first graders at their neighborhood school.
Director of Missions
Rio Grande Valley Baptist Association