On this island, Spelling Bee competitions are a really big deal. That’s one of the ways Gem School got such a fast notoriety was through continually winning the public Spelling Bee competitions held on the island. This year the public council decided not to hold a school-wide competition but individual schools did carry-on the tradition.
Guess who won his school’s Spelling Bee? My faithful and hard-working recruit, Colin. He came to his tutoring session yesterday and in the best English he can speak at this time, got across to me that he won his school’s Spelling Bee by correctly spelling the word i-n-f-o-r-m-a-t-i-o-n. Is that not totally awesome!! What God can do!! I tell every single one of my kids: Don’t let ANYONE tell you that you can’t do something! Don’t let ANYTHING (like money) tell you that you won’t go where you want to go! With God, ALL things are possible. Hallelujah!!
From a quiet encounter early one morning with a child who looked sad and unable to relate, to a young fellow that kids now admire and want to be like, Colin has showed everybody that he’s not just your average could-care-less kid. I’m very proud of Colin for his diligence and taking every advantage of this God-given opportunity to study and learn English. Do you think studying English can do this for a person? No way. But it is the power of God that has changed his entire life. It’s exciting to see the fruit of God’s love bearing out in other people’s lives. What a blessing.