Preparing The Way

A Classroom in Barahona, Dominican Republic

A classroom with empty chairs waits to be filled. This classroom has been prepared thoughtfully by someone with a heart for children. (Barahona, Dominican Republic Summer 2008 by Jordan Craig)

The image above is a picture that represents the preparation in my life for this trip. Each carefully placed chair represents a prepared resource: prayer support, training, housing, organizations. The teacher represents the one going and has placed the chairs, but the chairs are all gifts from Someone else with greater resources. The classroom itself represents the everyday life and culture in Asia. It is in this sense of place that connections are made between the teacher and students. And the students are those who I will meet and befriend as I work with the other teachers.

How do you see this classroom?