Literacy ConneXus News
June 27, 2012
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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
Corpus Christi 

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.


Robert Cepeda

Director of Missions

Rio Grande Valley Baptist Association


Recently, Charlotte Watson of First Baptist Church Georgetown called to offer resources in support of a family reading fair along the Border. Her church is in the midst of constructing 60 bookcases and collecting books for 60 home libraries. They will partner with a local elementary school in Georgetown in sharing 30 sets of materials. They will also share 30 sets with the church in Olmito described above. It's Books for the Border and Beyond . . . . 
  Upcoming Training
TEX (Teaching English with Excellence) Basic ESL Training for New ESL Teachers of Adult Students

September 7-8, 2012, Friday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm and Saturday, 8:30am - 3:00pm 

First Baptist Church Keller 
225 Keller Pkwy, Keller, TX 76248
$35 - includes notebook manual  

See for more information.
Lester Meriwether, Executive Director
4802 Hwy 377, Suite 14
Fort Worth, TX 76116
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Pam Moore, Editor