|I joined Literacy Connexus
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Literacy Missions has been part of my life, my passion, my ministry, since the very first Sunday my husband and I were assigned as missionaries in New York City to an apartment complex containing 25,000 people in a single block. We learned Literacy Missions was one way to reach out to people who did not know us or our Savior.
A beautiful Japanese lady was present in that congregation of less than twenty and asked if I would be willing to teach her English. Of course I said, "Yes." But inwardly I thought "Oh no. What am I going to do?" Then I remembered the Literacy Missions workshop I had taken years ago at our Baptist Student Center in college. I told her to come Tuesday and she said, "I might bring a friend." I hurried back to the apartment, unpacked our boxes and met her--with 11 of her favorite friends--that first Tuesday morning. That class grew to four levels and one Bible Study.
For over 42 years, wherever we have lived, I have taught English as a second language and adult reading and writing; and for 12 summers in China, English as a foreign language.
Currently, my husband and I are a part of the International Sunday school department at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco--a multigenerational (teenage to octogenarian) class of people from at least 25 countries. I also work with the church's 43 year-old Neighbors International Program which serves over 150 people from 31 countries.
THANK YOU Literacy Connexus for making the training, networking, and support possible for ministries such as this.
March 2, 2013
Session Topics Include:
- What's the Latest on the GED?
- Family Literacy
- How to Start an Adult Basic education Program
- Informed Assessments
- ESL Resources for Every Level, Every Topic
- Preparing Your Students for the GED
- A library in Every Home
- How to Teach A Citizenship Class
- ESL and Evangelism
- Cross Cultural Issues
- Teaching ESL Overseas
Plus many more!
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Lester Meriwether, Executive Director
4802 Highway 377, Suite 14
Fort Worth, TX 76116
Pam Moore, Editor