It’s back to school day. OK, most students have already started. But tonight many of us are headed back to school with our new GED program. Students are antsy and volunteers are panicked, but somewhere between the two there is an amazing thing happening. I was amazed at the need for people to get their GED when we did sign-ups at church. We had over 20 adult students in just a few hours time. Some of them quit school in high-school and some aren’t real sure of reading.
Some students signed-up hesitantly. Some signed up cautiously. And yet, some signed-up with such enthusiasm it was contagious. Tonight, I’ll get to meet the hesitant, the cautious, and the enthusiastic. I can not wait for the journey that lies ahead for all of us as we introduce ourselves to one another.
See not only are the students emotions running high, but so are the mentors. There are only two certified teachers among our group of volunteers. None of us have ever taught the GED program, nor worked with nor coached those who haven’t passed it. So on all fronts, we are all hesitant, cautious, and enthusiastic.
I wish I could capture in words how I am expecting this opportunity to change lives. God didn’t care that his volunteers didn’t know how to do each step, He just said step out, and take a leap of faith.
I am so proud of my friend and leader of this program, Anna. She is stepping so far out of her comfort zone, but what a joy to see her diligence to this program. You go girl! You’ve done an amazing job.