A problem: one of the members of my small group is illiterate. We talked about this is in our group last week. I explained the metaphor of the church family as a body, that each part of the body helps and supports the others. I suggested that each person dedicate a week to helping the woman with her homework. They responded well (so far) and I think it's going to work!
I volunteered for this first week and have been going by her house to read the Bible with her every day after lunch. While the homework takes 10 minutes (read a psalm, pick out your favorite verse, pray for your friend), you can't visit someone for 10 minutes in Puerto Supe. I stay for about an hour and then excuse myself.
Home visits are definitely not my strength, but this week (and this season), I sense that it is my calling. It's been a powerful blessing as well. There's something that feels so right about sitting with this woman, listening to her tell the stories of her life, responding to her questions, being together. I'm grateful for the experience.