I went to a local Primary school as a Kids Hope mentor to meet with a student (referred to as "Z") whom I have not seen since the end of last year. Z is one of the students selected to be in the Kids Hope program due to her difficult family circumstances. Unlike her usual bubbly self, Z was not very engaging at our first meeting . After half an hour of persistently trying to find a topic of conversation to engage with her and failing, I prayed to God for wisdom on what to do. Out of the blue, one of the staff member came into the staff room and told us that we cannot use the room. Z jumped in to try to explain why we couldn't use the other room, but she was rudely told not to speak. I listened to the staff member and told her we would leave soon. I turned back to Z and continued with my conversation with her. Z started talking to me in a quiet tone and her attitude towards me changed. I'm not exactly sure what really happened, but I believe she felt that I really cared for her unlike the staff member who rudely asked her to stop speaking. Maybe my little act of love and kindness touched her because she was used to being spoken to rudely or being neglected by her own family members. I learnt that sharing a little of God's love with those who never know the love of God is powerful.

Posted in May 2024

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