“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” By William James
“Power of Distance Learning”
Does the idea of doing something the first time excite you? Being challenged with the unknown and uncertainty of the outcome and results inspire you…maybe just a little? And, maybe just knowing that many others would rather not even try… can alone be a powerful source of determination?
I have exchanged information with most of the volunteers over the past two weeks and they are expressing a high level of optimism and excitement. Meaning…they are fired up and have very positive expectations.
“I had a note from one student who said he really likes the class. That made my week! Lisa B.
Our volunteer teachers are working with the students and experiencing both the technology and the cultural challenges this project provides. Teachers believe this project promises to be a very successful experience.
“I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the team!” Emery R.
My recent skype call with the project coordinator (Celeste and Catalina) confirmed there is enthusiasm among the teachers and students. The coordinators praised the volunteer teachers for their efforts and are impressed with their teaching skills. I am certain this “Dream Team” is the right team for this remarkable project.
We create opportunities to learn and provide the best educators we can find to deliver. Our purpose is always to “make a difference!” Arthur B.
Thanks for the positive responses to the news about my sister’s (Patricia) health covered in last week’s Post. We continue to pray for her ongoing progress and improvement. All kinds of illnesses seem to be part of all of our lives.
We also pray for Catalina’s (project coordinator) mother who is experiencing illness. I ask all friends to keep friends and family in your thoughts and prayers.
Many of you “Friends” know me well by now. I am an “optimist…glass half-full and a let’s give it a try”…kind of guy. I enjoy life and I expect each day to be sunny and bright.
Copey, Costa Rica has been a wonderful blessing for me. Why you ask? Because I am in touch almost everyday with the most giving, unselfish, and “servant minded” people you can find. Those I work closely with in Copey, those “Friends” all around this country, and those nearby me each day, all combine to make my day full of sunshine, hope, and joy.
As you have noticed, I enjoy quotes. I find them very inspiring. This one speaks volumes about “Friends”…about you. Share the joy of doing something for another in such extraordinary ways.
“You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” Ralph Marston