Jerry & Joyce McDaniels

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Equipping missionary candidates in Bolivia to serve in literacy

Posted by Jerry and Joyce McDaniels on Oct 11th, 2008 in Ministry | Discuss This Post

planning out the whole first primer...which letters should we teach first?

Joyce & I, along with our friend and co-worker Wendy Rees, are teaching classes on literacy programs to missionary candidates here in Bolivia.

These classes cover ways that literacy is an important part of ourĀ goal of seeing strong tribal churches, how missionary teams can be working towards literacy even in those first months of language study, how to motivate people to want to learn to read, how to analyze the language information to decide what order to introduce letters, etc.

The students are doing so well and have written the first lessons of their practice primers. Next week each student will teach one of their literacy lessons to the class, using the blackboard exercises, flashcards, writing practice, and comprehension questions. So they are beginning to sweat! It’s kind of nice to be the teachers and not the students!

We sure are enjoying the students in their zeal to be equipped for the ministries God has for them among unreached tribal groups here in Bolivia.

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