“Charlie would you team-teach PE?” After he stopped laughing, Charlie saw that his good friend, the director of the school wasn’t. We had no one to teach this core class, and no one was coming to teach it.
When we taught at Carachipampa Christian School in Bolivia, it was about this time of the year when school leadership identified what teachers were staying for the next school year, which were not, and what classes needed teachers for the next school year. A lack of teachers affected the whole staff, stretching them thin. (Yes, Charlie did help with PE. They played a lot of softball that year!)
During the month of February, SIM USA is leading the prayer campaign “Pray for Teachers.” We are praying that God would raise up workers for His field, specifically, teachers for SIM and partnering schools that serve our missionary families and those who serve as homeschooling situations where there may not be a formal school. Would you join us?
While the emphasis was birthed out of and emphasizes teacher staffing needs, we don’t want to forget to pray for current teachers–for their health, spiritual protection, walk with the Lord, God’s guidance, energy and wisdom etc. Many serve in very difficult areas of the world.
Here are ways you can help spread the word and pray:
- Set an alarm for 3:25 pm and download the prayer calendar (pdf file) to pray for these needs. Use the graphic to share with friends and supporters as a way to get more people involved. Consider also sharing the prayer calendar with SIM alumni or any teachers you may know.
- Please follow and share the SIM USA Facebook page as stories and prayer requests related to teaching opportunities are shared throughout the month.
- Point people to the Pray for Teachers site (http://www.simusa.org/prayforteachers/).
In all this, we are trusting the Lord of the harvest to do the work only He can do and expecting Him to act, all for His glory and the advancement of His gospel.
Thank you for joining us and spreading the word!