We have all heard of the proverb: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man how to catch fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
The ladies in our neighborhood who are participating in our learning to read and write class are beginning to understand what this proverb means for them. For the past 2 1/2 months, they have been faithfully participating in these classes. It is a joy for them now to be able to write their own names on their new notebooks and on documents. One of our ladies had trouble writing at first. She was putting her nose so close to the paper that we realized she could not see. Thank God for Walgreen’s reading glasses! Now she can see! These women are so happy that slowly but surely they are now able to read and to comprehend some simple phrases. We are grateful for this new program and pray to continue it.
Thank you to all those who support us and accompany us in the various works of mercy that are unfolding here in Jacmel.