Friday, January 28, 2011

Next week Taiwan celebrates Chinese New Year. Our kids have the week off of school. Public schools have already been closed for at least a week - they get 2 or 3 weeks for the holiday. Businesses close for a week. It's a BIG deal.

Each year the 4th graders at TAS hold a flea market. All of the money they collect goes into "Red Envelopes" which are given to children living at St. Anne's Home for disabled children. Red Envelopes are a gift traditionally given for Chinese New Year. TAS chooses 2 children from each 4th grade class to accompany the administrator who is delivering the gift.
Anna told me last week that she hoped she would not be chosen because she is uncomfortable around disabled children. But then on Wednesday night, at the end of devotions, when I asked if anyone had prayer requests Anna said she would like to ask God to help her be chosen as one of the accompanying children. A surprising change of heart! So we prayed about that.
Yesterday her teacher sent me an e-mail saying that Anna was one of the children chosen! Today is the day they will deliver the gifts.
The event is not so important to me. The fact that my daughter has seen, again, that God hears her prayers and answers is HUGE.
Thank you God. Again.

1 comment:

Elizabethd said...

Wonderful. What a brave girl you have.