A Little Extra Time
It’s not unusual for students to request a little extra time with a teacher. During summer school, I was approached by a former student, Kiayu, to assist her and her younger brother as they prepared for an English interview with a new school in Hong Kong. Their father had taken a new job, and the family was moving in 8 weeks.
We met three times a week during the student rest time after lunch for conversation practice and a lot of laughs. It turns out, the normally quiet and reserved Kiayu, along with her little brother, Kaison, are pretty funny. We discussed possible interview questions and played some games to encourage quick thinking in English.
Kiayu was beginning her third year at CMS, and Kaison his first. Kiayu was sad to leave CMS, a place she considered her second home, but excited about new possibilities. Kaison expressed his sadness a little differently. He was looking forward to many things at CMS, including learning more about Jesus. CMS shared the seeds of faith with these sweet siblings; please pray for the Holy Spirit to nurture saving faith in them, giving them a little extra time to know Jesus.