Wednesday, October 13, 2010

First teaching=DONE!

trying to look like a teacher

my fellow these crazies


more teaching

My first teaching is officially done and over with!! I feel so relieved! Thank you to all those who were praying for me, I hugely felt your prayers. I couldn’t believe how calm I felt and how much fun I had interacting with my class. They seemed to have fun too, and got really involved in the teaching. In the end I decided to teach on the life of Joseph, more specifically on Genesis 39. I was so challenged by the integrity and morality Joseph showed in this chapter.  Really, Joseph was done injustice to twice, first when his own brothers sold him into slavery, and second when he was falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife and thus thrown into prison. But how cool is it that as a result of these things happening God used him to save all of Egypt from famine? This story was such a picture to me of God using what man intends for evil, for his good. ( ‘Even though you intended to do harm to me, God intended it for good, in order to preserve a numerous people, as he is doing today.’ Genesis 49:20)  And also a picture of how God loves to bless us when we are faithful to Him. Joseph’s life was an example of faith in God no matter what the circumstance was. Life definitely wasn’t fair to him, yet he never complained or questioned God, and in fact gave Him all the glory for restoring his life back to him.
I was challenged by Joseph’s faith, that trusting God can’t be based on circumstances.
I had a great time sharing these truths with my class! And it really seems that God worked through me despite the fact that it was my first teaching and I really don’t know what I’m doing! J I was sooooo encouraged by my students responses, it feels so great to be a part of this. I love sharing the treasures that God reveals to me in His Word with others…I feel so blessed.
Thank you all for your prayers and support. Please continue to pray for my students, some of them are really struggling to catch on, and are really discouraged.
Thanks for reading and aloha.


  1. Wow! Glad it went well, I love you.

  2. That is fantastic Rachel. Not only did you "survive" your first class, but you actually had fun! That says a lot about your teaching if your students have fun too. If I can give one piece of advice...try not to look so cute- the guys in the room won't remember a thing you taught them!

  3. Rach, you can totally pull off those glasses! you're so cute as a teacher!
    so glad everything went well- wish i could be in your class. it sounds like you did an awesome job.
    we'll keep on praying for you and your students. love you so much, love the post, thanks!

  4. Hi Rach! You are too cute to be a teacher! I love that dress.
    I am so glad that you had fun teaching! You are going to be such a blessing to those girls who are struggling because you are so compassionate! They are lucky to have you.
    I love you Rach and am praying for you!
    Love Alissa