One Decision at a Time

{CF07} Our teamI praise the Lord for His tremendous blessing on the teaching of character in the public schools. What a joy it is to be here and channel God’s love to the children He brings across my path. Usually it is in the classroom but there are also opportunities over lunch, in the library or during tutoring.

Today I was teaching compassion using an object lesson that required cutting little bits of paper in front of the class. In the process, I made a mess on the floor. One of our points on compassion is the importance of looking for needs around you that you can meet instead of just thinking about yourself. I knew my point was getting across when one of the students brought up a broom and dust pan to help me clean up my mess! How encouraging!

At another school a teacher told me how her class had needed to talk through a previous quality a couple times recently and it helped deal with the problems they were having.

Reports like these are exciting demonstrations that God is using this teaching to shape the lives of American citizens one decision at a time.

Thank you for your prayers!{CF07} Learning the definition of compassion{CF07} Tammy and Emily teaching a class


  1. James April 21, 2007 at 8:05 am #

    Oh Esther! It looks to me like God is really blessing your efforts to teach godly character. And it looks like so much fun too. Yes, we pray for you often and it is good to hear the results. By the way, in the group picture, the only other person I really know is the tall fellow standing on the far left: he was my team leader at the Counseling Seminar a few years ago. I am sure it is a great team.

  2. Daniel April 21, 2007 at 8:41 am #

    Wonderful report, Esther! How encouraging to see God at work. May he continue to bless you with the ability to take advantage of those fleeting opportunities to make a positive impact on the lives of those God has placed around you!

  3. Donald April 21, 2007 at 10:03 am #

    That was good to hear. I am glad that you have seen what it is like when you make a point and know that it makes a difference in someone else’s life. Speaking of decisions, we read about most of the life of Samson in this morning’s Rhema Search. It was clear that Samson went from being a Spirit-filled Nazarite to a blind, beguiled slave “one decision at a time”. God give you the grace to continue your labors without fainting.

  4. Michael April 21, 2007 at 2:39 pm #

    It is a blessing to hear about all that God is doing there, especially the amazing ways He meets your needs as you focus on meeting the true needs of those He has called you to serve.

  5. Joshua April 21, 2007 at 4:15 pm #

    Praise God for the veils that are being removed from the childrens’ hearts and for their understanding of these moral principles. May they continue to be drawn towards the truth.

    Sow with endurance! Grow in grace! Reap with joy!

  6. Robert April 23, 2007 at 5:27 am #

    Esther! It is so encouraging to hear how the Lord is using you! We’re praying for you.

  7. Esther April 23, 2007 at 7:53 pm #

    Thanks for your comments! James, you are right as far as this being a great team. It has been such a joy to work with each one. In the 30+ classrooms so far there have usually been one or two other character coaches to teach with me. We pack each 20-30 min. lesson with as many stories, object lessons, games and personal illustrations that explain the quality as possible. Thanks again for your prayers for creativity and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

  8. Jenny April 24, 2007 at 10:56 am #

    Praise the Lord for such a wonderful report! Keep being a vessel for Christ to work through. I have really enjoyed recieving the weekly update of you and the rest of the team. It is very encouraging!!

  9. Ana Marie Ort April 25, 2007 at 1:11 pm #

    Welcome to Oklahoma, Esther! How wonderful that your God-given desire to work with children is being fulfilled! May the rest of your time here and continue equipping you for whatever works God has in store for you.

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