At break today, one of the guys confided in us a little about how challenging this is for him. "I haven't been to school in 40 years and haven't picked up a pen or book in all that time!" he said (although I promise I've seen him with a pen before). This is a guy who destroys buildings with a pick ax for a living but admitted to us that for a second this morning he couldn't remember how to write the letter p.
We're all being stretched to the max, but there are beautiful things happening here. Pray for these two guys and for us as we try to be of use to them. We're a little lost on how best to be helpful. We don't want to take away their dignity by forcing our help on them, but at the same time, we know they're a little nervous to ask for the help they seem to need.