Day 7: Opportunity

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Read:Proverbs 22:6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

Walking in a favela, I asked a little boy and girl, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Without hesitation, the boy said, “Advogado (lawyer).” More shyly, the girl said, “Professora (teacher).” I asked, “Do you do well in school?” The little girl turned away and the boy shook his head. “I have never been, but Mom says maybe I can go next year,” he said.

The public elementary school was nearby, but the children’s mother did not send them. Intergenerational lack of understanding—or caring—about education keeps many children from opportunities to improve their lives.

This is why the work of Hope Unlimited’s Nave Mae preschool is so important. While giving children a head-start in school, we also work to change these types of attitudes among parents.

Pray:Father, thank you for the Nave Mae preschool, for the children there, and for the changes Hope Unlimited brings about in their lives. Bless them, their parents, and the teachers who daily share the love of Christ with them.

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