His day isn't over yet. After teaching all morning, he still has prep work to do, and tonight he's going to spend a few hours praying with the leaders of Calvary Chapel.
He's amazing. And sleepy.
Whenever he has a frustrating day at the school, he always tells me, "I wish I were a better teacher."
He never complains about problem students. He rarely talks about the terrible education system that's left most of his students years behind where they should be. No, it's always, "I can do better." This is one of the many reasons I love my husband.
Prishtina High School is full of people like him, who are just doing the best they can day after day. Almost all of them have to raise support from America to stay here, but they all give 110% at their jobs, giving up prep periods to sub for sick colleagues and staying long after school hours to grade projects and prep new material. Some of them even host weekly meals for the other teachers. Many volunteer with other ministries or have families to take care of. They are the hardest working people I've ever met, and they are a huge blessing to the people of Kosovo.
The school is currently in the process of being accredited, and a team from Ohio is coming this weekend to determine if it's up to American standards. If they are accredited, it'll be a huge step for the school, which has been growing despite a lack of resources and staff. Please join us in praying for this process. So much hard work has gone into making this school an excellent place. Pray that the teachers' sacrifices will be rewarded and that their spirits will be refreshed so they can make it to June.
I know one sleepy teacher who could use a win.
Liz (and Sam)
For more info on the school, check out their website.
As always, support can be sent to
Sam & Elizabeth Steere
3601 Ginger Creek Dr.
Springfield, IL 62711