As you can imagine, a night out with 20 fifth grade boys on top of a full week of teaching is exhausting. It’s a rare act of self-sacrificing love that has become the norm among our teachers. Regularly, I see a teacher going out of his way to pick up a student for morning tutoring; or having a student over for dinner weekly, to be part of a healthy home life; or taking elementary students to a jazz concert downtown; or spending summer months creating math games so enjoyable that second graders cry when they can’t play them!
John admonished Jesus’ followers not to love only “in word or talk but in deed and in truth” (1 John 3:18). That’s what changes lives and hearts.
Thank you for helping to make this life-changing love possible for our students.