This year has definitely been a time of change in my life. It seems like every single part of my life has changed! I’ve found that just when I think life has changed enough or is going back to normal, something else changes! As most of our normal way of giving bibles was shut down, I decided to start praying that God would show me new opportunities to give bibles and for me to share God’s Word right where I am.
I have the blessing of teaching elementary Spanish at a private school called Mighty Oaks Enrichment Center. Each Christmas I like to give my students a gift, and as I processed through what to give each student, I decided to give each of them a Team Hally Bible. Honestly, I thought the students might not be super excited or that they all had a bible of their own. God really proved me wrong! Almost every student was overjoyed to receive their bible and said they couldn’t wait to read it on their own. Then, one of my fifth graders asked if I would start a bible study with them.
Once again, I wondered how many of my students would truly give up their recess time to do a bible study with their Spanish teacher, but decided I was willing to try! Of course, God had such a perfect plan that I shouldn’t have been surprised when around 25 third through sixth grade students showed up to study Jesus’ parables from Matthew 13. Most of the students are using the Team Hally Bible and it is so helpful to say, “turn to page 1041” and everyone is reading and studying the same version! I’m so excited to see in a few years how God grows these faithful young believers into mature men and women of God!