To say that it was a crazy day would be putting things mildly. My class is doing another Samaritan's Purse project, and today we put on an Italian restaurant (Cinque Stella, which means Five Star in Italian) at lunchtime. It was pretty organized chaos, but it was so worth it. I love watching my kids get excited about reaching beyond themselves. To see them put on their little service roles and play a part in something bigger than themselves was just beautiful. And they did so well! They served everyone with smiles and they were serious about their jobs. And you know what, we raised $232 in one day! The Lord truly is Jehovah-Jireh.
This year, our goal was to raise $444. We decided to dream big (last year our goal was $250), and God is doing big things in return. Not only are the kids getting excited, but so am I! When we counted up the money today, I might have done a little dance and screamed.
|Welcome to Cinque Stella Ristorante!|
One last thing. I promise. Another student has been struggling with saying her lines with expression and has been somewhat monotone, and as Peggy and I tried to work with her, the lines seemed to just come out exactly the same. But this afternoon in staff meeting, her mom shared that as she prayed with her last night, her sweet daughter thanked God for helping her with her lines and for helping her to do well. When her mom talked to her about how great it was that she had made progress, she said, "It wasn't me. I thought I was saying them the same way. It was God. He did it."
He is so awesome.