Today was visiting day so we had both happy & sad children.

I worked on my lesson for next Sunday as it is the last Sunday before we leave & I always want that one to be special.

Gladys graduated with her first diploma in seminary. She is an excellant Bible teacher.


There is a story told about Ignace Paderewski the great concert pianist. At a concert a small boy wandered onto the stage and began to play chopsticks. The crowd grew angry until Paderewski appeared and began playing alongside the boy.

The child was embarrassed and started to stop when Paderewski said, “Keep going. Don’t quit. Keep playing. Don’t quit”. This is a beautiful illustration that reminds us no matter what level of ability we have, we should resist the urge to quit. The Master is standing by us reminding us to go on and not to quit.

Even when you are tired, don’t quit. Seek strength from God and continue playing. Perseverance is what is required of all Christians. I need to personally remind myself that He is beside me and encouraging me to continue.

James 1:2 says that blessed is the man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.