Understanding questions


I left a couple of reference books on the table. When I returned to the classroom, they were looking up a map, in one of the books, to see where Noah's ark had come to rest. I consider that success! When students begin to investigate on their own. We've been together four years now in Capulispungo. They are now in the FLET program at the second level. We had a good class! We are now able to discuss issues and draw conclusions together. One student, Manuel Lema, is always asking questions. I like that. When we first started, no one would ask anything. Now we spend most of the class time working on questions. We went over Genesis 1-11. My challenge is not to explain, but to get them to understand. Again, success! They understood that Genesis 1-11 was not written to explain everything and answer all our questions, but it was written to answer very specific questions at the time. Questions like: "Where did we come from?" "Why is there evil in the world?" "Why are there so many different languages?" "How did the human race survive the flood?" etc.

And to finish off the day, after talking about Noah, the flood, and God's promise, we witnessed a full rainbow in the afternoon!