This is a final copy of an essay written by one of my Burmese ESL students this past spring. She gave me her permission to share it. We were discussing charity and generosity in class, and my students had to write a five paragraph essay about how a small amount of money can still make a big difference.
This is her final draft, on the topic she chose for herself (as they all did). I thought you would be moved in the reading of it. I was so proud of her progress that term!
Press on and know that your labor is not in vain.
Although I can’t help people whenever I want to, I still always want to help people as much as I can. Last December, I got mail asking people to donate money to Open Door Mission. Through the letter, we could give $20, $20, or $50. Also, they listed their website. So I went online and saw all of their activities. Then I knew it: though we donated a small amount of money to Open Door Mission, I was still helping homeless men, women, and children receive shelter beds, nutritious meals, and education to change their life.
To be continued tomorrow, 11/8.
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